I thought this was a great article to share. I am always happy when I see a police department getting the “Cop in a Box” tool that helps them go after local predator… or rather, keep their local kids safe from predators who will travel from all over to meet kids they meet online…
This is from Roanoke, VA… and remember, parents, you can have a cop-in-a-box too right at home if you use PC Pandora computer monitoring software to know what your kids are doing online…
August 23, 2013
Police work to stop child predators online
By Rachel Lucas, WSLS NBC 10
Downtown Roanoke, VA – With advanced technology you can get almost anything you want with just a click of a button.
But these advancements also make the Internet more dangerous as online predators take crime to another level.
Friday, the Roanoke City Police Department got a 35-hundred dollar computer system to help crack down on online child predators.
It’s called “cop in a box.” Police say they are essential to stopping sex crimes against children before they happen.
The computer allows police to go online under disguise and monitor and even interact with these predators and locate where they are and what they are attempting to do.
The computers were donated through a by the safe surfin foundation and it’s supporting partner, Moose International.
Its an attempt to bring law enforcement agencies up to speed despite budget cuts amongst police department.
The program was in part developed by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task force, headed up by Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown. [READ FULL STORY]