The Cyber Crime Division was established in 2000, to investigate the sexual exploitation of children online and to provide assistance to Mississippi's law enforcement agencies on criminal use of technology. Since that time, the Division has expanded its role to also address major fraud, data theft, and cyber security.
The Division is made up of a team of investigators, digital forensic examiners, analysts, and administrative staff. The Attorney General's Office is the host agency for the state's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, comprised of more than 80 law enforcement agencies and 130 law enforcement personnel from across the state to address threats to Mississippi's children. The Attorney General's Cyber Crime investigators also represent the agency in task force roles for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Cyber Crime Division is also host to the Cyber Fraud Task Force, a partnership with the U.S. Secret Service. Ours is one of more than 40 domestic and international Cyber Fraud Task Force locations.
Our digital forensic examiners perform services related to the collection and analysis of evidence found on digital devices. Their work helps agencies on investigations ranging from burglaries to capital murder. Our forensic examiners also provide regular assistance to other areas of the Attorney General's Office contributing to its fight against corruption, abuse of the elderly, and human trafficking.
If you have information about a child being sexually exploited online, please report it to 1-800-843-5678. The hotline is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and tips are reported to the Attorney General’s Office. You can also make a report online at www.cybertipline.org.
Shawn Wolfe comes to the Attorney General’s Office after more than two decades with the United States Secret Service. In his last position as Resident Agent in Charge of the Jackson office, Wolfe oversaw all budgetary, investigative and protective operations. Wolfe partnered with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office to establish the Mississippi Cyber Fraud Task Force in April 2021.
Between 2005-2009, Wolfe served in the Presidential Protective Division. In 2010, Mr. Wolfe was selected for a congressional fellowship on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. In 2011, Wolfe returned to the investigative field where he investigated financial crimes and protective interest threats. In 2016, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Congressional Affairs Division. Wolfe received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Florida State University in Criminology. Prior to the Secret Service, Wolfe served nearly three years with the United States Border Patrol in Laredo, Texas.