Electronic Crimes Unit
- The Dakota County Electronic Crimes Unit was formed in 2003 to investigate and assist investigation into crimes related to electronic devices.
- In 2015 The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office entered into a joint powers agreement with nine Dakota County agencies to establish the Dakota County Electronic Crime Task Force (DCECTF)
- The DCECTF is a hybrid task force. It currently consists of four licensed detectives and two civilian forensic examiners.
- The DCECTF is governed by a board which consists of a representative from each participating agency.
- The DCECTF has received a grant and partnered with 360 Communities to assist in investigating domestic abuse related crimes. These crimes include violation of Domestic abuse orders, stalking crimes, Violation of DANCO orders and violation of Orders for Protection and Harassment Orders.
- The Dakota County Electronic Crime Task Force uses cutting edge technology to process electronic devices and evidence for all types of crimes and was recently honored with the U of MN Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs Government Innovation Award.
For more information regarding the Electronic Crimes Unit, please contact (651) 438-4720