The Gridley-Biggs Police Department signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sacramento Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force on Tuesday.
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force works with local, state and federal agencies to combat child exploitation including:
Online child enticement
Manufacturing and/or possession of child pornography
Distribution of child pornography
Travelers (adults meeting children for sex)
Sexually explicit conversation (text/apps) through the internet.
The Sacramento ICAC Task Force is comprised of over 60+ agencies serving a region to include 30 counties in the Sacramento Valley and Northern California area.
The team works with other regional ICAC's throughout the nation and with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as many of the investigations include both victims and suspects residing in all parts of the country.
"We are pleased to put our investigative experience to work collaboratively in combating child exploitation in the Gridley-Biggs area," said Chief of Police Dean Price.
Gridley-Biggs is the second agency in Butte County to join the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with the bulk of the effort in this region falling to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.
"The Butte County Sheriff's Office has been leading the charge in this area for several years, I look forward to establishing a collaborative working environment," said Chief of Police Dean Price.