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Cary Leaders Consider Funding for Cyber Crimes Unit

Posted April 26, 2007

— Cary police want to use the Internet to catch criminals, but town leaders must first approve thousands of dollars in funding for the project.

According to Cary police, $230,000 is needed to help fund a new cyber crimes unit.

Last year, Cary detectives investigated more than 480 computer-related cases, including 70 identity theft crimes.

If the department gets the green light, the money will fund extensive training, new equipment and two detectives assigned primarily to computer-related crimes.


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  • FireFaerie88 aka snugglebunny Apr 26, 2007

    It doesn't take a huge budget to investigate online crimes. I will volunteer to work with Cary PD for free to help catch some of these perverts and child molesters. I've been on the internet for 12 years now and it just keeps getting worse and worse.

  • My2Cats Apr 26, 2007

    Raleigh already has a cyber crimes unit.

  • timmanhh Apr 26, 2007

    I think it would be a good thing for the Cary pd to invest in cyber crime prevention. I would like to see the Cary pd set the standards for other cities. I believe that if we look through the community that Cary serves, we will find many competent volunteers to assist in this effort. I would like to see some focus placed on competent investigation and closure to my sons death before we spend 200k on this new endeavor. We could not even solve this one with all the evidence and the perpetraitor sitting in your own living room. How can you possibly solve a cyber crime?

  • vette212 Apr 26, 2007

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  • Maj. T.J. Kong Apr 26, 2007

    Rerun from What's Happenning! A classic TV show. I was referring to his untimely and tragic death.

  • ncguy Apr 26, 2007

    I say let's fix the system that catches these sickos and then let's them out and move in down the block. I have no issues with funding that- at least it's better for the community than an aquatic center.
    But really let's deal properly with the ones we all ready caught!

  • retired state trooper Apr 26, 2007

    I believe it is a wonderful idea and needed in today's society. I would be for the funding if ... Cary would serve all of Wake County in that respect. As far as this being handled by the individual departments ... I agree that is the way it should be handled. No way the SBI would be able to supply the man power needed for each county or city.

  • Maj. T.J. Kong Apr 26, 2007

    I hated to hear it when Fred "Rerun" Berry died.

  • superman Apr 26, 2007

    So Cary is going to start policeing the whole world. Or do they have some way of just trying to find the local guys? A waste of money-- but it is better than those signs they put up. Maybe they just purchase more cams so they can put them in all the Catholic churches. They could catch some real local sex offenders.

  • 2little2late Apr 26, 2007

    RE:" I say go for it."..point taken..glad to hear one town sticks to a plan around here