COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY CRIME HIGH-TECH RESPONSE TEAM

C.A.T.C.H.

The Computer And Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team or "CATCH" is a multi-agency task force formed in June of 2000 to apprehend and prosecute criminals who use technology to prey on citizens.


High-tech crime investigation requires information sharing and cooperation among all levels of government across traditional jurisdictional boundaries. Consequently, CATCH was formed combining local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies from San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.


CATCH cases are vertically prosecuted meaning the same prosecutor handles the case from start to finish. This promotes thorough prosecution and rapid communication between all levels of law enforcement on high-tech cases.


Cooperation between CATCH, other high-tech task forces, and the private sector industry is critical to the success of combating high-tech crimes.


INTRODUCTION TO C.A.T.C.H

Project Director:  Brendan McHugh
Law Enforcement Coordinator:  Mark Varnau