The purpose of this policy is to provide law enforcement agencies with protocols for completing identity crime reports, investigating identity crimes, and preparing cases for identity crime prosecution.
Identity crime is the fastest growing and most serious economic crime in the United States. Although identity crime presents unique challenges, law enforcement agencies have an ethical and professional obligation to assist identity crime victims and bring criminals to justice. This law enforcement agency shall take the following measures to respond to identity crime: 1) record criminal complaints; 2) provide victims with necessary information to help restore their pre-crime status; 3) provide victims with copies of reports as required by federal law; 4) work with other federal, state, and local law enforcement and reporting agencies as well as financial institutions to solve identity crime cases; 5) seek opportunities to increase community awareness and prevention of identity crimes; and 6) provide identity crime training to officers.
Nationwide Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Identity Crime