The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit is asking for techies to join a volunteer police force to help them with their inquiries.
The unit is to compile a list of IT experts willing to contribute their time to aid cyber-crime investigations.
This list will be consulted when the unit needs specific skills during tricky forensics investigations.
Dubbed the 'Skills Reserve', the initiative hopes to massively increase the specialist talent police can call upon in computer forensics investigations.
The idea is the brainchild of Internet Integrity whose founder, Patrick White, expects several thousand IT experts to sign up to the scheme.
"What we really need is for absolutely everyone in the industry to be a part of this to make a real dent in cyber-crime," he said.
Detective Inspector Clive Harfield, tactical and technical support head at the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, has welcomed the initiative.
"Given the pace and diversity of technological development, industry collaboration can play a vital role in reducing cyber-crime," he said.
IT professionals interested in joining the skills reserve programme should go to www.internetintegrity.co.uk
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