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Kingsland Police Department Host ICAC Meeting
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On Friday, March 2, 2012 the Kingsland Police Department (KPD) hosted the first 2012 quarterly meeting of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  These meetings are hosted in local jurisdictions as a means to keep task force members up to date on the ever changing technology and ways that our children are being targeted and/or victimized. 

The purpose of the Georgia ICAC Task Force (Georgia ICAC) is to provide to the entire state a Unit dedicated to the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes committed against children over the Internet. Georgia ICAC is funded with both federal and state dollars and works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Programs (OJJDP), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and fifty-nine (59) regional and state ICACs across the country.

Through the Georgia CyberCrime Task Force (GCTF), Georgia ICAC has partnered with the FBI, the Secret Service and their Electronic Crime Task Force, Immigration Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), the State Attorney General’s Office, the Georgia Technology Authority and many local law enforcement agencies and local prosecutor’s offices to share resources to combat crimes committed against children over the Internet and with computers.

The Task Force has been responsible for the following statistics for calendar year 2011:

2,029 investigations related to crimes against children, making a total of 175 arrests, conducting 1,348 forensic exams, trained 604 officers, and gave 205 Cyber Safety presentations to over 16,790 people and 21 Cyber Safety public events that reached over 503,771 people in Ga.

Internet crimes against children may include possession, distribution or manufacturing of child pornography images on a computer or using the Internet to entice children for sexual or indecent purposes.  Locally the task force has been responsible for numerous felony arrests and is represented by Det. Sgt. Susan Lottinville from KPD.

This meeting featured guest speaker Hayley Entrekin, EdS, LPC of the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board from Atlanta, GA.  Ms. Entrekin spoke to the attendees about the processes of determining the risk of convicted sexual offenders re-offending upon release from prison or detention.  This presentation was followed by a conference to ensure task force members are well equipped with the latest information to continue protecting area children.  

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