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Investigative Assistance Request

The National White Collar Crime Center provides technical assistance to law enforcement and regulatory agencies in the areas of Cybercrime, Financial Crime, Intelligence Analysis, and Intellectual Property Theft.

Technical assistance examples include providing guidance in handling financial investigations, and proper handling of electronic evidence (smartphones, computers, etc.).

 
Law Enforcement Tools

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The Toolkit List was compiled by criminal justice practitioners and is intended for criminal justice practitioners. NW3C does not recommend or endorse any specific Website or software shown on this list. The list is only provided as a reference source. All tools on this list should be used in accordance with applicable laws and policies.

NW3C offers, free of charge, a number of tools to assist our law enforcement partners in the prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

 

 
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Legal Templates

 



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The legal templates contained in this section are intended for criminal justice practitioners and have been provided by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), a division of the United States Department of Justice. There are over 100 available templates to assist practitioners in the investigation and prosecution of high-tech crime cases. In order to access these templates, you must be a criminal justice practitioner and logged in.


 
The legal templates contained in this section are intended for criminal justice practitioners and have been provided to NW3C by other practitioners.


 
 
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Intellectual Property

 



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The investigative templates contained in this section are intended for criminal justice practitioners.


 
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INFOSEC / OPSEC / PERSEC

 



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This section contains guides from multiple sources providing information for investigators and analysts on how they can better protect their online information, operations, and personal security. The Stay Secure Online information is provided with credit to, and the approval of, the UK National Police Chiefs’ Council Digital Communications Group.


 
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Law Enforcement Guides

 



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Law enforcement guides in this area contain the date of release in the file name. In some instances, there are multiple guides for a company or platform. Guides for defunct platforms and services, and prior guides, are included to provide historical reference and context.

 
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Cryptocurrency Resources

 

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Model Policy for Seizing Cryptocurrencies

The purpose of this model policy is to provide law enforcement officers with guidelines for the seizure of virtual and crypto currencies in a forensically sound manner. This document also contains definitions to terms and technology that officers need to be familiar with in order to successfully investigate cases involving these types of currencies.

In order to access these templates, you must be a criminal justice practitioner and logged in.

 

Mobile Guides

 
Bitcoin Investigative Field Guide

The Bitcoin Investigative Field Guide provides information to law enforcement officers on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Learn the background of Bitcoin, its market value, what it can be used for and why it is important to law enforcement. This guide explains how Bitcoin is obtained through online exchanges and ’mining’, where Bitcoin is stored, how to obtain a Bitcoin wallet, and a 4-step process to seizing a suspect’s Bitcoin.

Information on obtaining specialized and technical assistance is also detailed in this guide.

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The print version of the Bitcoin Investigative Field Guide (2.5MB) is available for download here. To print the guide, use 11x17 paper, duplex print (double-sided), and flip on short edge.

 
Law Enforcement Cyber Alerts

 

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The Cyber Alerts provided in this section are intended for criminal justice practitioners and have been provided by NW3C.