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The San Jose Police Department has been awarded the Internet Crimes Against Children
Continuation Grant for 2011 in the amount of $392,960.

The instances of child pornography and other Internet crimes against juveniles has increased and become more sophisticated. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP) began development of nationwide law enforcement training on child sexual exploitation in the early 1980s.

In February 2003, the San Jose Police Department applied for and was awarded its first ICAC grant from the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ). Since that time, the Police Department has applied for and received several ICAC continuation grants.

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ICAC grant funding provides overtime, equipment, and vehicles for investigations; training of investigators; and host two national ICAC conferences.

Investigators from the San Jose Police Department, Child Exploitation Detail (CED) were instrumental in developing the first series of nationwide investigative trainings for ICAC.

The ICAC Task Force gathers and shares intelligence and investigative information, and provides law enforcement, prosecution and community training to all jurisdictions within the region. In March 2011, the Police Department submitted an application to the USDOJ to continue its work in the area of ICAC.

The grant term is April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. Funding of this grant break down as follows:

$140,227 will fund overtime officers and 10 percent of one Analyst II position.
$59,358 will fund travel costs of officers attending training, and maintenance of three undercover vehicles.
$93,265 will fund supplies, technology and software.
$79,595 will fund one Sheriff’s Detective to conduct casework.
$20,515 will reimburse the City of San Jose for other costs.

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