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


MANITOWOC – The Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc Police Department's website, and on the Wisconsin Department of Justice website.


“We are extremely excited about this opportunity to partner with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force to protect the children of our community from sexual predators that use the internet as a way to take advantage of some of the most vulnerable members of society,” said Chief Oscar Dick. “We must all realize that sexual predators are tech savvy and are willing to travel great distances as they break the law to satisfy their sexual appetite. We ask parents to keep your children safe by keeping pace with these technical advances and by keeping the lines of communication open with your children.”


To learn more about the ICAC Task Force program at the Manitowoc Police Department, contact Captain of Detectives Scott Luchterhand at (920) 868-6580.


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 166 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.