Juvenile Justice and Identity Transaction Team
The Juvenile Justice and Identity Transaction Team is supervised by a Sergeant and staffed with eight detectives. The team handles crimes against children, juvenile assault cases, missing persons, domestic violence, financial and identity theft frauds and intervention and prevention programs. The focus of this team includes all aspects of family violence regardless of the age of the victim or offender. The investigators are also responsible for tracking computer internet predators with intervention and sting operations.
The mission of the team is to interrogate offenders, interview victims and witnesses, examine crime scenes, secure criminal complaints and warrant of arrest, testifying and presenting evidence in court, and lending assistance to the prosecuting attorney in the courtroom of criminal cases.
Cyber Crimes Unit
The goal of the Cyber Crimes Investigations Unit is to explain the current state of a digital artifact, for the purpose of evidence collection and court presentation. The field of computer forensics also has sub branches within it such as firewall forensics, network forensics, database forensics and mobile device forensics. The Wilmington Police Department uses its computer forensic lab: In legal cases, computer forensic techniques are frequently used to analyze computer systems belonging to defendants (in criminal cases) or litigants (in civil cases). To recover data in the event of a hardware or software failure. To analyze a computer system after a break- in, for example, to determine how the attacker gained access and what the attacker did. To gather evidence against violators. To gain information about how crimes were committed and the collection of photographic evidence. The cyber Crimes Investigations Unit deals with computer systems, storage medium (such as a hard disk or CD-ROM), electronic document (e.g. an email message or JPEG image), cell phones and even sequences of packets moving over a computer network.