Targeting computer crimeDate: March 23, 2006
"The predators are more equipped to violate the law than law enforcement is trained to combat the problem," Smith said.
The sheriff's office has received new computer software that may help change that. The Online Predator Profiling System (OPPS), developed by nationally known AdZone Research Inc., based in Long Island, allows police to monitor more than 100 chat rooms to gather information in developing investigations, Sheriff Ken Ramsey said.
Using OPPS allows the county to give predators notice that this is "not the place to ply their evil," he said.
Ramsey's office is the only one in Illinois using the system, obtained through a one-year grant provided by a Toronto investor, said Tom Gavin, an AdZone Research spokesman. The OPPS system went live in November.
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