Law Enforcement in Colorado is dedicated to spreading the internet safety message as well as policing the internet. As such the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), was formed in 1998 by the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. This was made possible through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, (OJJDP) which still partially funds the program. Today, more than 30 State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies are members of the ICAC Task Force, which also partners with federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE), The Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, (USPIS) and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Together these agencies police the dark areas of the internet, prosecute internet predators and provide internet safety education aimed at all levels.
It is the philosophy of the Colorado and National ICAC that in order to impact this issue, we must educate our children how to be safe online, educate parents how to help keep their children safe online, as well as educating those on the peripheral such as school, library and other public safety personnel on the dangers posed by the cyberworld. Simply arresting the predators will not stop solicitation and exploitation of our most precious resource, our children.
For more content on the Law Enforcement prospective please visit the Colorado ICAC website at www.coloradoicac.com.