U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.


Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $402,993)

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the Internet Crimes Against Children (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 others concerned with Internet 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.

Using grant funds, the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department (SCCSD), the lead agency for the Missouri ICAC, will continue its effort to provide an effective statewide response to technology facilitated exploitation of children in the state of Missouri. The Missouri ICAC will provide access to continuous training, investigative and technical support, equipment funding and mobile response support for affiliated law enforcement agencies statewide. Specifically, the MO ICAC will provide funding to 12 subrecipients throughout the state to support training and equipment costs. In addition, SCCSD will provide funding to two subrecipients, Franklin County Sheriff's Department and St. Louis Police Department, to support one full-time investigative position within each agency. These positions also cover forensic examinations and CyberTip management. The SCCSD will provide internet safety and preventative efforts through funding a contract prevention specialist position at SCCSD and will support vehicle costs for its ICAC investigators.

Date Created: September 16, 2014