Blowing Rock Police Department recipient of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force grant

Last Updated on June 22, 2022 11:18 am

The Blowing Rock Police Department (BRPD) is pleased to announce that they have been selected as the recipient of a grant from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC program) 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.

Blowing Rock Police Department has been awarded $72,623.50 which will be used to purchase equipment and training to aid in the investigation of internet crimes, according to Lieutenant Darin Church with BRPD. The Internet Crimes Against Children Grant is federally funded grant and is administered by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association.

Blowing Rock Police will join the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department as part of the NC State Bureau of Investigation Task Force in combating internet crimes against children. “We look forward to working with our law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of our children.” Church said.

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