Computer Forensic Vehicle Grant Award

Release Date/Time: 1/9/2020 4:30 PM
Incident: Computer Forensic Vehicle Grant Award
Date: Thursday, 1/9/2020
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Salinas Police Department

The Salinas Police Department is excited to announce the City of Salinas has been awarded a $200,000 grant subaward to procure a regional mobile computer forensic vehicle as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The Silicon Valley (San Jose PD) ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force Program is a task force organized under the aegis of the National ICAC Task Force. The program is currently composed of 61 regional Task Force agencies and is funded by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has awarded Internet Crimes Against Children grant funds to the City of San Jose. The City of San Jose has agreed to allocate a grant subaward to the City of Salinas in the amount of $200,000 to procure a regional mobile forensic vehicle as part of the ICAC Task Force. 

ICAC helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children. This help encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.

The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet and other technology, the proliferation of child sexual abuse images available electronically, and the heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims. Because ICAC members understand that arrests alone cannot resolve the problem of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation, the ICAC program is also dedicated to training law enforcement officers and prosecutors, as well as educating parents and youth about the potential dangers of online activity.

The Mobile Forensic Vehicle shall be designed to specifications and has not yet been built. The total purchase price of the vehicle with equipment and installation shall not exceed $200,000.

This grant reflects the continuing commitment of the Salinas Police Department to work with local, state, and federal partners to prevent crime, improve service to crime victims and their families, and our entire community.

 

Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7350

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