Boise, April 23, 2013 - A Boise Police Detective was surprised today when he was honored with an award for his outstanding work protecting children.
Detective Tim Brady of the Boise PD Violent Crimes Unit is a member of the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
During the annual Sex Offender Watch Training Conference in Boise this morning, conference coordinators surprised Det. Brady, recognizing him in front of the crowd with the Allen Pinkerton Award for outstanding work in the field of law enforcement and criminal investigation. The award was presented to Det. Brady (pictured at left) left by Barry McHugh, the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney (pictured right).
The Idaho Sex Offender Watch Task Force also honored Jean Fisher of the Ada County Prosecutors Office with the William E. Borah Minister of Justice Award for outstanding work in the field of prosecution.
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden was recognized with the Frank Steunenberg Outstanding Leadership Award
"Det. Brady deserves this honor. He is dedicated to protecting children by tracking down those who would harm them," said Boise Chief of Police Michael Masterson. "Det. Brady does an exemplary job in ICAC investigations, and equally important, he's takes what he's learned and educates parents, teachers, even other officers about how we all can take part in protect our children from Internet predators."
Det. Brady is a founder and board member of the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition. IICACC is a non-profit foundation dedicated to assisting law enforcement's efforts to prevent crime and arrest and prosecute those who victimize children.
The Last Dinner on the Titanic and the Alley Cat Bike Challenge are fundraisers for the IICACC coming up in May and June!
The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.
Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.
The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.