Northern California high-tech crime-fighting task force to resume operations

Forced to shut down in January by the state’s budget impasse, the area’s high-tech crime-fighting unit will resume operations April 1, a spokesman said Tuesday. But the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force is being reconfigured with constraints that likely will add months to crime-solving for hundreds of law enforcement agencies, police said. “We’re resuming operations, but our goals and objectives have been slightly modified,” said task force supervisor Ken Weaver of the Vallejo Police Department. “We’ll continue to work high-tech and ID theft cases, but we won’t be able to do the computer forensic work we’d been doing for hundreds of outside law enforcement agencies all over Northern California…”

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