What is SDICAC?
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program was created to help local, state and federal law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet and other online communication systems to sexually exploit children. There are 61 regional ICAC Task Force agencies representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies which are funded by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). ICAC Task Forces were developed in response to an increasing number of children and teens using the Internet, the abundance of child pornography and the heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with underage children. San Diego ICAC is made up of various local and federal investigative and prosecuting agencies that all work together to keep children safe and hold offenders accountable.
San Diego ICAC addresses the problem of online predators by using a two-pronged system. The first way in which the problem is addressed includes identifying, arresting and prosecuting offenders. The second way in which San Diego ICAC approaches the problem is by educating the public about potential risks and safety measures available for families.
The ICAC Task Force is comprised of the following partners:
- San Diego Police Department
- Chula Vista Police Department
- El Cajon Police Department
- Escondido Police Department
- La Mesa Police Department
- Oceanside Police Department
- National City Police Department
- Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Federal Probation
- Naval Criminal Investigative Service
- Office of the United States Attorney
- United States Department of Defense
- United States Marshal
- United States Postal Inspection Service