What steps should a law enforcement agency take to start a computer crime unitThis is for my Criminal Justice class
Most states have a cyber crime unit and the FBI definitely does. As for steps to start a computer crime unit at the local level; funding would be the main issue. Once funding is secured a law enforcement agency would need to train staff. Staff would provide support to state agencies and other requesting statewide law enforcement (to include federal) agencies, with investigations pertaining to the criminal use of computers and related technologies. As for more detailed information contact your state cyber crime unit or local agency to see if they already have a program or one in the works. Below are some national links and a law enforforment cyber training program.