RECI is a multi-jurisdictional task force designed to successfully identify and prosecute electronic or computer-related crimes. Currently, RECI is composed of Investigators and Electronic Crime Analysts from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Cincinnati Police Division. RECI works closely with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area.
RECI investigates computer and telecommunications crimes, provides forensic laboratory capabilities, and serves as a high-tech resource for law enforcement. RECI will assist law enforcement agencies in the investigation of any offense involving electronic or computer technology, including hacking, telecommunications fraud, software piracy, child pornography, forgery, counterfeiting, and cellular cloning. Additionally, RECI will assist in investigations of any other illegal activity where computers may have been used to record or store information. The unit is capable of retrieving and recovering data that is normally accessible through the computer, as well as data thought to be lost, destroyed, or the presence of which is unknown.
The RECI staff is available for presentations to discuss the unit's purpose and operation, outline possible indicators of electronic crime, consult with businesses in the private sector, and train law enforcement personnel.
As stated, RECI is available to assist law enforcement agencies. Anyone who believes they may have been the victim of a high-tech crime should contact their local law enforcement agency. Electronically stored evidence can be lost or overwritten during the normal use of a computer. This data represents evidence that sometimes is crucial to the successful prosecution of a criminal case. The sooner law enforcement is involved, the better the odds that the data or evidence can be recovered.
While evidence presented in court is public record, such things as trade secrets, security practices, and facts needed to complete the investigation usually are not public record. RECI is comprised of professionals who will take every precaution possible to guarantee confidentiality.
RECI personnel are
easily reached by phone or email. To send an email now, click the link below.
To report a possible child porn site,
|Main Phone Number||(513) 946-6685|
Attention Law Enforcement Agencies:
While RECI usually works from 8AM to 4PM Eastern Time, we can also be contacted through the Hamilton County Sheriff's OfficePatrol Deskat 513-825-1500 , and will respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.