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Serving Mid-Missouri

Boone | Randolph | Audrain | Callaway | Cole | Cooper | Howard | Moniteau

The primary objective of the Boone County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Task Force is to investigate, arrest, and prosecute those who choose to abuse and exploit children online.


The Boone County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Task Force began in 2007 as a way to more effectively combat Internet related crimes, with a focus toward crimes against children. The Task Force is comprised of members from the Boone County Sheriff's Office, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Missouri University Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In addition to investigating criminal complaints perpetrated online or involving digital based evidence, we offer both investigative and digital forensic related resources and training to law enforcement within our designated service area.

The goal of the Task Force is to prevent online victimization and to instill preventive measures upon members of our community who may otherwise be susceptible to such crime. Our efforts include educational presentations, proactive investigations, and the use of specialized investigative techniques which are more likely to result in securing evidence needed for the successful conviction of identified perpetrators.

CyberTips are made through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and are then sent to the proper jurisdiction for investigation. These tips are used to report cases of potential child exploitation online, including the distribution of child sexual abuse material.

Reports should be made directly to the Boone County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Task Force for offenses occurring within Boone, Randolph, Audrain, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, or Moniteau County.
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