Chief of Police. Jason A. Simmons

Computer Crime Division

In response to the rapid increases in technological crimes involving computers and related technologies, the Alton Police Department has formed the Computer Crime Division.

The mission of the Computer Crime Division is to conduct investigations pertaining to the criminal use of computers and related technologies, as well as complete computer forensic examinations of evidence recovered during these investigations. The division also provides expert assistance to other law enforcement agencies.

This section contains a wide variety of information. Please click through the pages to learn how criminals use computers to commit crimes, how to protect yourself from becoming a victim, and what to do if you have been victimized by these types of crime. The last section will help you to protect your children while online.