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Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $366,338)

The National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, as established by the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, consists of State and local law enforcement task forces dedicated to developing effective responses to online enticement of children by sexual predators, child exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography cases. Each State and local task force that is part of the national program 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, educators, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency partnerships and responses 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 resources of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with established 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 the 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 for ICAC task force lead agencies and affiliate agencies; 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.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) will maintain and expand the Sacramento ICAC program and improve the Task Force's effectiveness in preventing, interdicting, investigating, and prosecuting online crimes against children. This will be accomplished through providing educational programs aimed at law enforcement officers, teachers, parents and children; serving as a resource to law enforcement agencies for both investigations and forensic examinations; assisting as needed with the prosecution of cases at the appropriate level; and participating in nationally-coordinated investigations. Grant funds will support one full time detective position at SCSD to investigate ICAC cases and costs (including travel and registration fees) for SCSD ICAC personnel and affiliate agency personnel to attend investigative training and national conferences such as the Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference and the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation. The SCSD will also subcontract with the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) to support an ICAC investigator position and the lease of a vehicle for this investigator.

Date Created: August 25, 2016