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Sacramento ICAC Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2013-MC-FX-K004
Location
Awardee County
Sacramento
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$1,055,076

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $347,736)

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 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.

In implementing the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) will provide educational programs aimed at law enforcement officers, teachers, parents and children; serve as a resource to law enforcement agencies for investigations and forensic examinations; assist with the prosecution of ICAC cases; and participate in nationally-coordinated investigations. The SCSO will increase the number of agencies participating in the ICAC Task Force program by entering into memorandums of understanding with two new agencies and will increase effectiveness by providing training and equipment to affiliate agency personnel. The Sacramento ICAC will increase effectiveness by engaging in a minimum of 30 proactive ICAC investigations, serving as a forensic resource to affiliate and other agencies by completing 250 ICAC-related forensic examinations, providing 10 law enforcement training presentations as well as 15 prevention and awareness training sessions. The SCSO will also subcontract with the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) to support a full time ICAC investigator position with the SPD and purchase three MacBook ProForensic computers.
NCA/CF

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program 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 Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) will maintain and expand the Sacramento ICAC program and improve the Task Force's effectiveness in preventing, interdicting, investigating, and prosecuting online crimes against children. SCSD will ensure that Sacramento ICAC affiliate agencies are more adequately equipped to investigate technology-facilitated crimes against children by providing: 1) educational training presentations to law enforcement officers, teachers, parents, and children; 2) forensic and investigative resources to law enforcement agencies within the Task Force service area; 3) assistance with prosecution of cases at the local, state, and federal level; and 4) participation in nationally-coordinated investigations. Specifically, grant funds will support computer equipment purchases and training for SCSD ICAC personnel and affiliate agency personnel such as the Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference, EnCase Passport, and Basic Internet Investigations. The SCSD will also subcontract with the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) to support a full time ICAC investigator position and the lease of a vehicle for this investigator.

NCA/CF

The National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, as established by the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, consists of State and local law enforcement task forces dedicated to developing effective responses to online enticement of children by sexual predators, child exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography cases. Each State and local task force that is part of the national program 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 partnerships and responses 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 established 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 the 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 for ICAC task force lead agencies and affiliate agencies; 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 Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) will maintain and expand the Sacramento ICAC program and improve Task Force effectiveness in preventing, interdicting, investigating, and prosecuting online crimes against children. This will be accomplished by providing educational programs aimed at law enforcement officers, teachers, parents and children; serving as a resource to law enforcement agencies for both investigations and forensic examinations; assisting as needed with the prosecution of cases at the appropriate level; and participating in nationally-coordinated investigations. Grant funds will support one full time detective position at SCSD to investigate ICAC cases and costs (including travel and registration fees) for SCSD ICAC personnel and affiliate agency personnel to digital forensics training and to attend at least one national conference on child exploitation. The SCSD will also subcontract with the Sacramento Police Department to support an ICAC investigator position and the lease of a vehicle for this investigator. NCA/CF

Date Created: September 15, 2013