Franklin County I.C.A.C. Task Force
The goal of the Franklin County I.C.A.C. Task Force is to aggressively investigate cases involving the online exploitation of children and child pornography. A multi-agency task force dedicated to the fight against computer facilitated crimes against children.
The Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force was formed in 2009 and is comprised of investigators from the following agencies:
- Franklin County Sheriff's Office
- Columbus Division of Police
- Upper Arlington Police Department
- Westerville Police Department
- Grove City Police Department
- Whitehall Police Department
- Grandview Heights Police Department
- Hilliard Police Department
- Homeland Security Investigation (HSI/ICE)
- U.S. Secret Service
- Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
The task force is made up of (1) supervisor and (14) investigators. These officers investigate cases of online child enticement and the possession and/or distribution of child pornography on both a proactive and reactive basis. Since the formation of the task force, investigators have arrested over 450 sexual predators. Investigators work closely with both the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office and the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Ohio.
2012 Statistice Data
Complaints Received: 113
Forensic Exams Completed: 457
Search Warrants Executed: 120
Total Hours Worked: 13,109
Total Arrests: 124
2011 Statistice Data
Complaints Received: 45
Forensic Exams Completed: 461
Search Warrants Executed: 98
Total Hours Worked: 10,955
Total Arrests: 114
2010 Statistice Data
Complaints Received: 53
Forensic Exams Completed: 461
Search Warrants Executed: 80
Total Hours Worked: 7,560
Total Arrests: 98
Task force investigators offer internet safety presentations to parents, teachers, various groups and members of the community. The presentations are typically 2 hours long and help to educate the audience on the potential dangers the internet poses to our youth, as well as warning signs to look for and ways to prevent youth from becoming a victim of an online sexual predator.
To schedule a presentation, please contact Sergeant Dan Johnson at 614-525-3448.
To report criminal activity to the Franklin County ICAC Task Force, click on the link or call 614-525-3448 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Always keep computers in a common area of the home.
- Set rules for computer usage in your household; what internet sites your children can go to, what times they can be on the computer, and for how long.
- Remember, handheld devices such as iPods, iPhones, tablets, etc. are just like computers and the same caution that is applied to computers should be applied to them as well.
- Encourage children to not add anyone to their social networking friends list unless they actually know the person.
- Parents should communicate with their children and discuss internet safety together.