Hayward PD joins Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task ForceAttorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Hayward Police Department has joined the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Hayward Police Department has joined the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
“In 2007, we had slightly more than 20 local law enforcement agency affiliates,” Van Hollen said. “We’re now close to 200, making a record number of arrests last year at more than 130 suspects. I’m pleased to see another one of our local law enforcement partners is joining the Task Force.”
“The City of Hayward Police Department is looking forward to being a member of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force. Together we will identify and solve crimes against children and help bring justice against those individuals who choose to prey on our children,” Hayward Police Chief Joel Clapero said. “Every Officer of the City of Hayward Police Department values our community’s children. By joining this terrific affiliation, we will ensure that we are doing everything possible to keep them safe from harm and predators. We appreciate the opportunity to join the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force and appreciate their excellent resources and assistance when dealing with these terrible crimes.”
As part of this affiliation, the Hayward Police Department is eligible for reimbursement to help fund ICAC-related expenses, including computer hardware and software; notification of and priority for sought-after ICAC-related training, offered both nationally and in Wisconsin; investigative assistance from highly trained ICAC investigators and forensic computer analysts throughout the state; access to the national ICAC email group; and recognition on both the Hayward Police Department’s website, and on the Wisconsin Department of Justice website.