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Eagle River Police Department Joins the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

 

EAGLE RIVER – The Eagle River 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 Eagle River 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 Eagle River Police Department’s website, and on the Wisconsin Department of Justice website.

 

 

“With the explosion of the internet in our society and particularly with broadband capabilities now in the Northwoods, we’ve identified a rising trend involving cases of crimes against children that are internet based.  We take this very seriously and rather than wait for complaints to come in, we want to take a proactive approach to do everything we can and mitigate the risk to children in our community,” said Eagle River Chief of Police Mark Vander Bloomen.

 

To learn more about the ICAC Task Force program at the Eagle River Police Department, contact Chief Mark Vander Bloomen at (715) 479-1941.

 

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 168 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.