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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116

URI Forensic Science Partnership to host
expert on Internet crimes against children Feb. 20

KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 18, 2003 -- The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Partnership will host a North Kingstown Police Department veteran on Thursday, Feb. 20 who will address Internet crimes against children.
Sgt. Chris Emerson’s talk at 4 p.m. is in Pastore Hall, Room 124. It is free and open to the public.
Emerson is a 12-year veteran of the North Kingstown force, in which he served in the Uniform Patrol Division, Detective Division, and now in the Support Services Division as training officer.
During his tenure in the Detective Division, Emerson became involved in the growing trend of computer crimes. In an effort to keep current with computer crimes, Emerson attended several schools related to computer crimes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. and other national courses for law enforcement personnel. He is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Rhode Island Taskforce. This taskforce was started last year in Washington County and deals primarily with Internet crimes against children. Emerson is one of the forensic examiners that examine suspects’ computers.

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