According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics article (2016), in 2013, only 57% of federal and local law enforcement academies, as a part of their training, covered Internet or cybercrimes (p.7). The average number of hours trained on these topics was three hours per recruit. This is not enough. LEIP (Law Enforcement Information Portal) bridges that gap. LEIP provides features such as a page displaying information about ISPs (Internet Service Providers) including contact information, where to send subpoenas, data retention, and how each ISP works. Other features include a directory of links to state sex offender registries, a guide on how to preserve digital evidence, a local contact directory, and a dashboard with an interactive map of the local area, local crime statistics, and more. LEIP helps law enforcement working in the office or out on the road by providing easy access to up-to-date information.
Advisor: Tony Iacobelli