Chuck Cohen is Vice President for Strategic and International Initiatives at NW3C, The National White Collar Crime Center. He is a Professor of Practice in the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Criminal Justice, where he has taught since 2003. Cohen serves as an Auxiliary Detective with the Indiana University Police Department, providing technical assistance and giving him statewide police authority.
Cohen is a retired Indiana State Police Captain, where he served for over 25 years. He was most recently the Commander, Intelligence and Investigative Technologies. In this capacity, Capt. Cohen was responsible for the cybercrime, electronic surveillance, technical services, and Internet crimes against children units along with overseeing the department’s overt and covert criminal intelligence functions. Cohen was the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center Executive Director and Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Commander.
Cohen’s formal education includes a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and an undergraduate degree from Indiana University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner.
Cohen speaks internationally on topics including the implications of online social networks in criminal investigations and criminal intelligence gathering, cybercrime, online fraud, money laundering, corruption investigations, and the investigation of skilled criminal offenders. He has trained investigators and analysts on five continents.
Cohen testified to the 114th Congress in 2016 as a subject matter expert on encryption. He was a member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Summer Hard Problem Program in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He sits on the IACP Cyber Crime & Digital Evidence Committee and serves as an Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies Cyber Crime Committee Subject Matter Expert. Cohen is a charter member of the International Association of Cyber & Economic Crime Professionals.
He is a published author, including peer‐reviewed material and a cover article for Police Chief Magazine. Chuck was featured on the cover of the National White Collar Crime Center’s Informant magazine and a feature guest on the syndicated radio program “The Badge” on SiriusXM. He was a subject matter expert for a Fox nationally syndicated show regarding criminal activity in online dating sites and for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s national news regarding criminal activity in Virtual Worlds.