About Michigan ICAC
In September 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice began a national Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force program to counter the emerging threat of offenders using the Internet or other online technology to sexually exploit children. The Michigan ICAC Task Force is part of a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 agencies.
The Michigan ICAC Task Force is comprised of enlisted members of law enforcement and civilians from local, state, and federal agencies. These agencies are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet.
The Michigan ICAC Task Force is highly skilled in exploiting online tools used by child predators, using these tools to identify individuals who use the internet to prey on children, and forensically examining digital evidence. The Michigan ICAC Task Force has been able to arrest numerous child predators by following up on tips and assisting with the removal of child sexually abusive material from the internet.
The Michigan ICAC is also dedicated to the education of the community we serve, as well as other members of law enforcement, about internet safety.
The Michigan ICAC currently has two cyber detection canines. Kibbey and Dugan are Labrador Retrievers that help police find small or hidden electronics.