Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $500,000)
Using OJJDP funds, the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), in conjunction with West Virginia University (WVU) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) will design, develop, and deploy the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) National Pointer System (NPS) to aid law enforcement agencies involved with the ICAC Task Force program with identifying instances of other law enforcement agencies investigating the same or similar targets as a means to deconflict cases, avoid redundancies, and improve coordination of investigations.
Specifically, the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) will pay a portion of the salary and benefits for the West Virginia ICAC Commander to oversee the project and act as the project point of contact. The WVSP will subgrant with the WVU to employ two graduate research assistants to develop the NPS, test the system, and deploy it to the ICAC Task Force program. WVSP will also subgrant funds to the NW3C to develop an online training module for ICAC personnel to learn the proper use and function of the NPS. (CA/NCF)