Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $333,945)
The Anchorage Police Department continues to provide leadership and guidance to 30 affiliate agencies in investigating technology based crimes against children across the state. This grant will greatly assist the State’s efforts in combating these crimes by providing funding to support travel, training, overtime, computer equipment to the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which serves a population base of over 734,323. The Alaska ICAC Task Force Commander will attempt to increase the number of state law enforcement affiliate members to the Task Force by working with agencies individually and collectively to provide training and support that will enable them to investigate computer crimes against children. The Alaska ICAC Task Force will continue to conduct public outreach and education to law enforcement agencies, members of the judicial system and legislature, and community members on the dangers posed to children via the Internet and how to respond to this ever-increasing threat.