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Berlin Police Department Joins the WI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

 

BERLIN – The Berlin Police Department has joined the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

 

"We are pleased to have you as a member of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force and pledge our full support to you as we work together to make Wisconsin safer for our children," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

 

As part of this affiliation, the Berlin Police Department is eligible for:

 

  • Reimbursement to help fund ICAC related expenses, including computer hardware and software;
  • Notification of and priority for sought-after ICAC related training, offered both nationally and in Wisconsin;
  • Investigative assistance from highly trained ICAC investigators and forensic computer analysts throughout the state;
  • Access to the national ICAC email group;
  • Recognition on both the Berlin Police Department’s website, and on the Wisconsin Department of Justice website.

 

 

“I want to thank Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen for his tireless endeavor at protecting Wisconsin’s children. The Berlin Police Department is proud to join the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at protecting our community’s most valuable resource,” said Chief Dennis Plantz. “It is through these partnerships that the sharing of resources and experience allows Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement the opportunity to maximize its efforts in protecting our children from internet predators.”

 

To learn more about the ICAC Task Force program at the Berlin Police Department, contact Chief Plantz (920) 361-2121.

 

In addition to expanding investigative capacity internally, Van Hollen and the Department of Justice have continued to add additional local affiliates to the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force. The number of local law enforcement partners to the Wisconsin Department of Justice's ICAC Task Force has increased by more than five times to 165 since Attorney General Van Hollen took office. You can access a list of affiliates here.

 

“Let internet predators take note. Our commitment is unceasing. We will identify you, arrest you, and take you off the street; we will follow you to every area of the internet, no matter where you try to hide; and we will work together in law enforcement to stay one step ahead of you,” said Van Hollen.

 

For more information on how your community can become an affiliate of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force contact Sharon Dworschak at (608) 266-1671.