Eric Tamashasky became the Legal Advisor for the St. Joseph County Police Department in April of 2011. As part of that role, he is deputized as a law enforcement officer where he focuses on cybercrimes against children with the Sheriff Mike Grzegorek’s Cybercrimes Against Children Unit. Eric also presents on cybersecurity issues for local organizations and schools, averaging more than a dozen presentations a year to thousands of people. He attended the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama, where he received training in mobile device forensics through the United States Secret Service. Relevant to computer issues, Eric also attended training through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia, and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) on cyber-forensic triage.
Prior to his role as Legal Advisor, Eric was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office for almost seven years where he worked on major felony cases, including homicides. When the prosecutor’s office was able to support its own cybercrimes unit, Eric was the prosecutor with responsibility over that unit from 2007 until the unit was eliminated due to budget constraints in 2009. He also supervised the county’s Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) as the assigned prosecutor from 2006-2011. Eric has degrees from Hillsdale College (B.A. in Economics), Ohio State (Masters in Economics), and Notre Dame Law School (J.D.). Eric served as Faculty at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) in Columbia, South Carolina and taught Courtroom Technology to prosecutors from around the country at the NAC. Eric also taught Appellate Moot Court at the University of Notre Dame Law School and has a published article in the Journal of Legislation entitled “The Lewis Carroll Offense: The Ever-Changing Meaning of “Corruptly” within the Federal Criminal Law.”
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