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2012 ICAC Task Force - Los Angeles

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Awardee County
Los Angeles County
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $582,812)

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The Los Angeles ICAC will be hosting a Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium for middle and high school aged youth. This day-long symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of the many relevant topics relating to cyber crime, including panel discussions on Internet safety, cyber bullying and sexting. In addition, due to a recent operational tragedy, the LAPD will be using OJJDP funds to send ICAC officers to training so that they can obtain Emergency Medical Technician certificates. During this recent emergency, this training and the availability of medical equipment was credited for saving the life of a law enforcement official. This type of training could prove to be invaluable in the field during an officer involved situation or to save the life of injured citizens or children.

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.


Date Created: September 27, 2012