As a member agency of NW3C, efforts to combat economic and high-tech crime become fortified on a national level. NW3C is a one-stop resource offering unparalleled benefits and information. From the moment an agency joins, it becomes part of an important network of the information and opportunities available at no cost:
- State-of-the-art training courses including financial and cyber crime investigation techniques, intelligence analysis, computer-based training and Train-the-Trainer instruction;
- Public records database searches from companies like LexisNexis, ChoicePoint, and ISO Claimsearch;
- Analytical services and expertise to assist investigators with complex financial crime cases;
- An understanding of high-tech and economic crime trends using the resources and empirical data gleaned from NW3C research; and
- A powerful network of colleagues to share ideas and insights on economic and cyber crime.
NW3C is a non-profit membership-affiliated organization comprised of state, local and tribal law enforcement, prosecutorial and regulatory agencies. We provide a nationwide support system for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. NW3C has member agencies in all 50 states, the U.S. Territories and foreign countries.
Membership is FREE; there are no application fees or yearly dues.
If you would like to submit an application for you agency, please use our application process.
There are two types of membership, voting and associate. Voting member agencies have full rights and privileges to participate in NW3C activities and a right to vote for representation on NW3C’s Board of Directors. Associate member agencies have limited access to NW3C services, full rights and privileges to literature and networking opportunities, and are charged a nominal fee for NW3C-sponsored training. NW3C does not offer membership to individuals nor private companies; only to eligible agencies.
To be eligible for membership, agencies must have a nexus to the prevention, investigation, or prosecution of economic crime, cyber crime, or terrorism and must meet the criteria of one of the following types:
- State, local and tribal law enforcement agencies;
- State, local and tribal prosecutors; or
- State, local and tribal agencies with criminal investigative authority.
- Any law enforcement agency or division of a federal or foreign government;
- State or local government agency with no statutory criminal investigative authority, or;
- Duly constituted permanent task force comprised of two or more of above agencies (voting or associate)