Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
The CCU also administers the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force (ICAC). This Task Force is comprised of sixteen federal, state and local criminal justice agencies, which work together to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals who use the internet and technology to exploit children.
The New York ICAC Task Force is one of forty six ICAC Task Forces across the country which act as a clearinghouse for tips sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The ICAC Task Force received over 2500 cyber tips in 2014 and assisted with over 500 subpoena requests. Over the past two years, a 75 percent increase was observed in the number of cyber tips received. The ICAC Task Force is highly skilled in exploiting online tools used by child predators and using these tools to identify individuals who use the Internet to prey on children. The ICAC Task Force has been able to arrest numerous child predators by following up on tips and assisting with the removal child pornography from the internet.