INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN (ICAC)
The ICAC Task Force Program was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. The program is currently composed of 59 regional Task Force agencies and is funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office Of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MT ICAC Task Force) was established in October of 2007. The MT ICAC Task Force received a grant from the United States Department of Justice and is currently comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The MT ICAC Task Force works closely with other task forces established nationally and internationally to target those offenders that sexually exploit children.
The Helena Police Department has been an active part of the MT ICAC Task Force. It has assigned one full time investigator to the duties associated with the task force objectives. The MT ICAC Task Force not only is involved in proactive law enforcement but also works with the public to provide Internet safety presentations in Montana schools and the general public. The safety presentations include safety measures for children and parents about the Internet, gives children and parents an idea of things they may encounter on the Internet, information of how to report suspicious Internet activity, and Internet links for children and parents to access for further information.
For more information contact MT ICAC Task Force office at 444-1476