Seizure of Virtual and Crypto Currencies Model Policy Now Available

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The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) provides a nationwide support system for law enforcement and regulatory agencies tasked with the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

With assistance from the Indiana State Police, NW3C has developed a Seizure of Virtual and Crypto Currencies Model Policy. The model policy, which outlines the recommended steps to seize cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, was reviewed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee and the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies’ Cybercrime and Technology and Digital Evidence Committees. In order to access the resource, you must be a criminal justice practitioner with an NW3C account.

A copy of the model policy can be downloaded at