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2011 Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2011-MC-CX-K005
Location
Awardee County
Marion
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$1,139,433

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $359,289)

Using OJJDP funds, the Indiana State Police will support salary and benefits for a full-time criminal analyst, overtime expenses for various ISP personnel working ICAC-related cases, and subawards to Fishers PD, Indianapolis Metropolitan PD, Kokomo PD, Vanderburgh County SO, Brownsburg PD, Bloomington PD, Ft. Wayne PD, Gibson County SO, Greencastle PD, Evansville PD, Whitley County SO, Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office, Richmond PD, and Warrick County SO.
Additionally, grant funds will support the purchase of two Forensic of Evidence Recovery Devices (FRED) and travel to training to continue to build the state's forensic capabilities.

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

The Indiana State Police recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the Indiana State Police will train and equip one additional digital device forensic examiner. This will allow the task force to build upon its method of conducting on-scene forensic previews, as well as a tiered, triage approach to digital device forensics. Finally, the Indiana State Police has noted a significant increase in the number of offenders engaging in "sextortion." Consequently, the task force has made it a priority to dedicate significant resources to address this specific offense.

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 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

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, 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 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.

The Indiana State Police (ISP) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. In order to ensure that Indiana ICAC investigators and computer forensic examiners have the most up-to-date equipment and training, the ISP will use grant funds to purchase forensic preview laptops and software licenses necessary to conduct digital forensic examinations as well as to support peer-to-peer, digital forensics and computer crimes investigative training. Grant funds will also support an ISP criminal intelligence analyst position that will manage Indiana ICAC Cybertips, administrative subpoenas and computer forensics. In order to develop statewide capacity, the ISP will provide subgrants to 14 local law enforcement agencies to support personnel, training, and equipment costs for ICAC-related activities.
NCA/CF

Date Created: August 8, 2011