Law Enforcement Get’s Help on Arresting Child Predators on the Internet.
Safe Surfin’ Foundation Donates Cop-In-A-Box Program to Local Law Enforcement
88,000,000 children have access to the Internet and the sexual predators who target children know this. The number of law enforcement officers watching over our children’s Internet activity is so small they cannot begin to stop or even to slow these relentless sexual predators’ horrendous attacks on our innocent and unsuspecting children.
The Safe Surfin’ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, together with its supporting partner – the Moose International fraternal organization, has led the nation in the creation and dissemination of free Internet safety educational programs for children.
Now, the Safe Surfin’ team is launching an exciting new initiative aimed at improving the drastically out of balance ratio of police Internet crime investigators vs. Internet sexual predators.
Sheriff Mike Brown of Bedford County Virginia and Chairman of Safe Surfin’ Foundation explains, “Safe Surfin’ is deeply concerned about how budget cuts are affecting Internet safety programs around the country, even as cases against online predators increase. Safe Surfin’ has developed a new law enforcement tool called ‘Cop-in-a-Box’ to offer a cost-effective way of protecting our children in times of economic stress.”
A ‘Cop-in-a-Box’ is just that; a trained police officer with the knowledge and equipment to apprehend and remove sexual predators targeting our children on the Internet. This new initiative is aimed at improving the drastically ‘out of balance ratio’ of police versus Internet sexual predators.
“As police budgets all across America are shrinking; child predators on the web are increasing. This high tech world of cyber crime requires specialized equipment, dedicated resources, intensive training and committed investigators. We will provide those resources to protect children at any cost,” Brown concluded.
Qualifying selected agencies who are affiliated with a Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force can receive a “Cop in a Box” which contains sufficient hardware, software, and access to specialized training from ICAC Investigators.
Our motto: So many victims, so many predators, so few investigators!
For information on how your locality can participate in the Cop in a box program, please E-mail Robin Sundquist at Robin@SafeSurfin.org .