The Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division (CID), which is the investigative branch of the Office of the District Attorney of Delaware County, has made it a priority since 1984 to address the matter of child abuse in Delaware County. The first step was to form a child abuse unit that would work closely with the Children and Youth Services/Sexual Abuse Unit. The CID Child Abuse Unit began with two detectives and a Sergeant and now has four detectives and a Lieutenant. Currently the Delaware County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is working collaboratively with the computer forensics unit of the Attorney General's office of Pennsylvania. Since 1984 new programs and procedures have been instituted to enhance child sexual abuse investigations, prosecutions and victim services. The professionalism and continuing training of detectives assigned to the child abuse unit has been recognized throughout the state, the region, and the country.
In February 1999 Operation Triad was formed with collaboration between federal law enforcement agencies and the CID. Operation Triad is an effort to address ever increasing problems of child sexual exploitation via Internet and computers as they relate to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Operation Triad, in order to continue to seek out financial assistance to be able to continue its investigative to child sexual exploitation and the Internet, applied for a federal grant through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
In December 1999 the Delaware County District Attorney's Office received notification that they had been selected as one of the ten recipients of the ICAC Grant Funding. The CID grant proposal emphasized victim services and community education as its most important goals. We are committed to safeguarding our children from Internet crime.
Commited to Safeguarding our Children from Internet Crime