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Oklahoma ICAC Task Force 2012

Award Information

Award #
2012-MC-FX-K039
Location
Awardee County
Oklahoma
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$919,464

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $296,329)

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the Oklahoma SBI will seek to enhance its detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation of children through basic and advanced training for its affiliate officers. Continuity in training is especially important due to recent changes in the law that authorizes the Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to commission task force officers (from affiliate agencies) giving them state-wide jurisdiction. In addition, the task force will be paying overtime to six (6) Computer Crimes Agents for the express purpose of reducing the computer forensic backlog.

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 Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) will continue its effort to expand the capacity of the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Task Force (OK ICAC) to respond to technology facilitated exploitation of children by acting as an investigative and forensic resource for Oklahoma law enforcement agencies responding to ICAC cases as well as by providing training to OK ICAC Task Force affiliate agencies. Grant funds will support a full time OSBI Agent and Criminal Analyst as well as overtime costs for additional Agents to conduct investigations and provide technical assistance to local law enforcement. In addition, the OK ICAC Task Force will provide subgrants to nine (9) agencies for equipment and support internet costs for four (4) additional OK local law enforcement agencies. OSBI will further develop OK ICAC capacity by using grant funds to support investigative techniques, undercover investigations, and peer-to-peer training for up to 10 OK ICAC affiliate agency personnel as well as provide funds to an additional 10 affiliate agency personnel to attend the National ICAC Conference.
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 Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will continue its effort to expand the capacity of the Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (OK ICAC). This Task Force responds to technology facilitated exploitation of children by acting as an investigative and forensic resource for Oklahoma law enforcement agencies responding to ICAC cases, as well as, by providing training to Oklahoma ICAC Task Force affiliate agencies. Grant funds will support a full time OSBI Agent and Criminal Analyst, and overtime costs for additional agents to conduct investigations and provide technical assistance to local law enforcement. In addition, the OK ICAC Task Force will provide funds for training, relevant conferences and supplies.

NCA/CF

Date Created: September 27, 2012