Ratcliffe eyes tech advances in Cass County


Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe was in Linden Monday afternoon, saying President Trump is expected to sign legislation next week to authorize money to train more police agencies on digital advances in crime fighting.

Ratcliffe says the legislation will ensure funding for the National Computer Forensics Institute.  Now, the funding has to be reapproved every year to train investigators on handling digital evidence.  He said, “Crime over the internet is one of the fastest growing threats to the American people, so the National Computer Forensics Institute and what they’re teaching down there really will benefit every American.”

The institute is located in Hoover, Alabama, and is operated by the United States Secret Service.

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