The Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is pleased to announce that the governor’s revised May budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year now includes funding for the five ICAC task force’s within California.
The L.A. ICAC task force encompasses the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Barbara. The task force currently consists of 101 affiliate law enforcement agencies within our region. The LAPD is responsible for all task force administration, which involves:
• CyberTipline (CT) report management and distribution
• Soliciting local law enforcement agencies to participate in the task force
• Management of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant award funds
• Management of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) grant award funds
Because of this funding, the LAPD and its 101 affiliates are able to continue investigations into serious internet crimes against children. Those crimes include the sexual exploitation of children, and the manufacturing, distribution and possession of child sexual abuse material. This funding will impact the citizens within the City of Los Angeles, but also impacts the citizens in all five counties involved in our task force; it is essential for successful investigation and prosecution of child sexual predators.