Local law enforcement must:
Local law enforcement in partnership with:
The FTC has an Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse www.ftc.gov/sentinel, a national database of more than 1.6 million identity crime complaints that allows search for suspect, identity crime victim, or defrauded company information across the country. Using the Consumer Sentinel Network, investigators can reach out to federal, state or local law enforcement officers in other jurisdictions to assist in your investigations or with your victims. Sentinel users can place alerts on suspects, companies or victims to let other law enforcers know that you have an active investigation on those targets. Users can schedule automatic searches on specific suspect information or companies they you are interested in and get e-mail notifications. Sentinel users can download the complaint data to their desktop to manipulate it or bring into their own data system.
The FBI hosts n-DEX - Law Enforcement National Data Exchange to facilitate information sharing among investigators http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/ndex/ndex_home.htm.
The United States Secret Service offers a database of information, which includes contacts at financial institutions, a check fraud database, and a database of various electronic tools used by identity thieves, as well as free online training in electronic crimes Forward Edge II. http://www.forwardedge2.com.