California Computer And Technology Crime High Tech Response Team (CATCH) Overview

CATCH Task Force

  • Lisa Weinreb, DDA
  • 36 pages
  • December 2003


San Diego’s High Tech Industry

  • Home to Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola have a collective worth of over 536 billion dollars.
  • Including Qualcomm, they employ over 9,000 in San Diego alone
  • San Diego has over 500 Software companies that employ more than 10,000 people.
  • San Diego has the third largest concentration of biotech companies in the US.

Why the task force approach?

  • Early Triage
  • Proper response for victims
  • Greater number of crimes solved
  • Shared resources
  • Vertical prosecutor available 7/24
  • Access to increasing funding
  • Use of state-of-the-art hardware, software, and equipment
  • Investigators develop an area of expertise
  • Access to nationwide network to assist in local investigations

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