Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $392,590)
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency of the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Kansas ICAC (along with its thirty-nine task force affiliate agencies – which include city, county, and tribal law enforcement) serve 515,416 residents of Sedgwick County and 2,913,021 residents of Kansas. The Kansas ICAC is partnered with state and federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies and will continue to build relationships and enlist new task force affiliates and partners to combat the issue of child exploitation.
The short term goal is to maintain the competencies and capabilities of the Kansas ICAC unit. The successive goal is to enhance communication and increase training provided to current and future affiliate agencies. Kansas ICAC strives to increase investigative and forensic capacity and increase the number of child predators identified and prosecuted.