High Tech Crimes and Internet Safety:
The High Tech Crimes Bureau coordinates the Illinois Internet Child Exploitation Task Force and provides investigation and prosecution assistance as requested. The task force was formed in 1997 and is comprised of prosecutors and investigators from over 180 Illinois-based federal, state, county and municipal agencies.
Agencies participate in the task force in many different ways, from co-investigating and prosecuting cases, to simply using the task force as a clearinghouse to de-conflict simultaneous investigations, attending the training provided at the quarterly meetings, and using the expertise of the other members to increase their own effectiveness. Personnel at member agencies are also often available to provide public awareness and safety presentations to organizations in their jurisdictions.
For more information on the bureau or the task force, call 312-814-3762 or 1-800-964-3013 (TTY). To report online child exploitation, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to report child pornography, send and e-mail to email@example.com.