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Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2009-MC-CX-K017
Location
Awardee County
St. Louis
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2009
Total funding (to date)
$718,169

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $385,454)

Using OJJDP funds, the City of Glendale, MO ICAC will support the provision of ICAC Investigative Techniques and ICAC Undercover Chat training in collaboration with the Kentucky ICAC Task Force and subawards to nine affiliate agencies for personnel, training and equipment expenses related to ICAC investigations. Additionally, funds will support the creation of a Prevention Specialist position with Missouri KidsFirst, to educate professionals, law enforcement, students and parents how to protect children from technology facilitated child exploitation.

The City of Glendale will continue to operate its Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force as part of the national ICAC program operated by OJJDP. The Missouri 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, educators, 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.

NCA/CF

Using OJJDP funds, the Glendale Police Department will continue to support personnel costs for the director of the Missouri ICAC task force; purchase laptops, software and supplies to maintain a 22 seat mobile ICAC training lab; and host a SHIFT Officer Wellness training and provide 20 travel scholarships to affiliate agencies. Additionally, funds will support subawards to Boone County Sheriff's Department, Dent County Sheriff's Department, Joplin Police Department, Kirksville Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Platte County Sheriff's Department, Poplar Bluff Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, Taney County Sheriff's Department, to cover ICAC personnel and training expenses, as well as a subaward to the Missouri ICAC retain the full-time prevention specialist position.

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Act, the 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, 2009