Internet Crimes Against Children

ICAC Logo SPD LogoThe Seattle Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit investigates Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) cases that might involve the production, distribution or possession of CSE materials or where Electronic Service Provider (ESP) systems have been used for CSE crimes. CSE crimes often involve the use of computers, cellular phones, tablets or other electronic devices.

The Seattle Police Department is also the Lead Agency for the Washington Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (WA ICAC TF). The WA ICAC TF is a multi-jurisdictional group of agencies dedicated to the protection of children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The WA ICAC TF is one of 61 task force groups in the national ICAC Task Force Program which is administered by the US Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The task force is organized to provide a multi-jurisdictional approach to the problem of Internet Crimes Against Children, by including agencies from local, state and federal law enforcement, federal and state agencies and federal and local prosecution.  The Task Force seeks to enhance the capabilities of Washington State Law Enforcement Agencies in investigating ICAC cases through investigative assistance, training and computer forensic assistance.