2007 C3 Award of Excellence
First Sergeant Robert Smolek is an 18-year veteran of the Maryland State Police, currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division where he supervises the Computer Crimes Unit, a specialized investigative unit dedicated to the investigation of computer intrusion, fraud, identity theft, child exploitation, and the forensic analysis of digital media seized during criminal investigations. 1SGT Smolek also directs the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MDICAC), a federally funded, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional virtual task force designed to increase the capacity of Maryland law enforcement to respond to computer facilitated crimes against children.
As a Maryland Police Training Commission certified police instructor, 1SGT Smolek regularly lectures, trains, and provides technical assistance in the area of computer crime investigation to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and serves an adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College where he teaches a Cybercrime course. 1SGT Smolek holds an MS in Management from Johns Hopkins University.