Moscow Police Department Gains New Technology
MOSCOW, ID —
The Moscow Police Department and Detective Eric Knorjess have been waiting for five years for him to be able to attend the National Computer Forensics Institute.
This extra training has led to a position with the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force for the Attorney General’s Office. Adding new members to the team couldn’t have come at a better time.
"I think nationally the amount of crime that's occurring digitally is increasing and be that child pornography or identity theft or credit card fraud it's increasing exponentially so we are just trying to investigate that as best we can,” Knorjess said.
The Institute also provided forty thousand dollars’ worth of equipment and software that will allow a deep dive into computers and cellphones.
They have been using the new software in child pornography cases and have been branching out to narcotics cases also.
In his two years Detective Knorjess has helped make twenty child pornography convictions.