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Sacramento ICAC Task Force

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $347,736)

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the ICAC Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other concerned with Interne crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

In implementing the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) will provide educational programs aimed at law enforcement officers, teachers, parents and children; serve as a resource to law enforcement agencies for investigations and forensic examinations; assist with the prosecution of ICAC cases; and participate in nationally-coordinated investigations. The SCSO will increase the number of agencies participating in the ICAC Task Force program by entering into memorandums of understanding with two new agencies and will increase effectiveness by providing training and equipment to affiliate agency personnel. The Sacramento ICAC will increase effectiveness by engaging in a minimum of 30 proactive ICAC investigations, serving as a forensic resource to affiliate and other agencies by completing 250 ICAC-related forensic examinations, providing 10 law enforcement training presentations as well as 15 prevention and awareness training sessions. The SCSO will also subcontract with the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) to support a full time ICAC investigator position with the SPD and purchase three MacBook ProForensic computers.

Date Created: September 15, 2013