Friday, December 29, 2006
Cyber Security
Q:I'm a student and am interested in cyber security. I was wondering who I might talk to for more information about getting started. I was told by an Elkhart city officer that either the city of South Bend had someone in this field. I was wondering if there was anyway to get started without attending the academy right away as I have just started college and have a child on the way in a few months. Any help would be appreciated.

A:The SBPD has no formal "cyber security" unit. Cyber crimes are handled through a special division of the prosecutor's office High Tech Crimes Unit locally. As for you wanting to break into this field, you would best be served by becoming an officer, gaining several years of patrol experience and then move on to an investigative position to advance to such a unit, in addition to other studies and training you may have in this area to put you ahead. Good luck!
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 10:07 AM  

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