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FY 08 Las Vegas Internet Crimes Against Children

Award Information

Award #
2008-MC-CX-K008
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2008
Total funding (to date)
$965,354

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $430,000)

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will continue to operate its Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force as part of the national ICAC program operated by OJJDP. The ICAC Task Force in each jurisdiction provides a multi-agency, multi- disciplinary response to ICAC offenses that is composed of federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and child welfare organizations to: 1) conduct reactive and proactive ICAC investigations; 2) serve as a forensic resource; 3) effectively prosecute cases at the local, state, and federal levels; 4) engage in law enforcement and community outreach activities to include: training, technical assistance, and prevention and education activities; 5) serve as a resource for all communities and agencies within the geographic area of responsibility; 6) effectively respond in a timely manner to referrals from agencies (other task forces, federal partners, Cybertipline, etc; 7) formalize law enforcement partnerships through written agreements (for example, memorandums of understanding); 8) provide financial assistance to partner agencies; 9) require that partner agencies adopt ICAC Task Force Investigative Standards as policy; 10)fully participate in nationally coordinated investigations. NCA/CF

Using OJJDP funds, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)ICAC will provide overtime pay for detectives from the Washoe County Sherrif's Office and the Henderson Police Department so that they will have the ability to commit resources to investigating ICAC related cases. Also, LVPMD will contract with a local nonprofit organization, Nevada Child Seekers, to deliver internet safety presentations to schools and community organizations throughout the state of Nevada.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will continue to operate its Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force as part of the national ICAC program operated by OJJDP. The Nevada ICAC Task Force, pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Act, 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.

NCA/CF

Using OJJDP funds, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will provide overtime funding to personnel assigned to the ICAC Task Force from LVMPD, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and the Henderson Police Department. LVMPD will also contract with the Nevada Child Seekers to deliver Internet Safety Course instruction to civic groups, schools and other interested groups and organizations.

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Act, the Nevada 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. NCA/CF

Date Created: September 15, 2008