Â The Central California ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force awarded Tulare DetectiveÂ Â Brian Haney the Investigator of the Year Award last week.Â Haney works with 9 law enforcement agencies in the central California region to investigate predators using the Internet to abuse children.
Haney, a recent addition to the ICAC Task Force two years ago, as he became interested in learning more about the digital forensic analysis skills required to investigate child pornography crimes.Â These skills include preserving digital evidence and collecting data from cell phones, computers and cameras.
About Haney, the task force commander said,Â “For the task force, he’s our go-to guy. You call Brian, and he’s there.”
In the past, The Innocent Justice Foundation has provided high-tech equipment to help the Tulare Police Department with these child pornography investigations.Â It’s great to see the equipment being put to good use!