The $10 million, 17,000-square foot facility in lower Manhattan will house 75 full-time employees.
The $10 million, 17,000-square foot facility in lower Manhattan will house 75 full-time employees.

Being touted as the first of its kind in the country, a cybercrime lab has opened in the office of the Manhattan district attorney.

The $10 million, 17,000-square foot facility in lower Manhattan will house 75 full-time employees from the DA's office and the New York Police Department, plus a number of analysts in cyber intelligence, forensics and cell sites. The bureau will be charged with investigating cybercrime and identity theft.

“Having the tools located in the center really makes a difference to criminals who have found that the click of a mouse is much larger than the shot of a gun when you are committing a robbery,”

John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter terrorism, said.