Greene County Initiative Cracks Down on Internet Crimes Against Children
The Greene County Sheriff's Office is starting an initiative to crack down on internet crimes against children, and it will all be possible thanks to thousands of dollars of new equipment at no cost to them.
The program is called "Cop-in-a-Box," but it's not exactly what it sounds like. What actually comes in the box is high-tech equipment that will be used to catch sexual predators in the county. Investigators will use the new computers to access online chatrooms and try to catch predators.
Moose International funded the project, which is sponsored through the Safe Surfin' Foundation. They provided $5,000 worth of new equipment to the sheriff's office - including a computer, monitor, and printer that will be used to fight internet crimes against children.
"I'm sure we have some predators. This is just a way for us to be sure and try to keep our kids safe and try to keep them off the streets," said Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith.
He also said agencies throughout the state have had good results getting internet predators off the streets with these programs.
Investigators have to go through some training before the program can get started in Greene County, but they hope to have everything up and running within the next month.
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