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Nixon announces grants for Missouri cyber crime units

Monday, July 27, 2009 | 9:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:08 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 27, 2009
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks to Boone County law enforcement in the offices of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force in Columbia, where he announced grants to assist local Missouri task forces in fighting cyber crime, on Monday. Nixon chuckled as he recalled how the first Missouri cyber crime search warrant was signed at a barn on the hood of a truck because the judge was working at his farm that day.

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon awarded grants to task forces in Missouri that fight cyber crime.

The task forces use police officers from local departments, sheriff's offices and the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate child pornography and other Internet-based crimes.

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On Monday, Nixon toured the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force in Columbia and the SEMO Cyber Crimes Task Force in Poplar Bluff.

The governor also announced multi-jurisdictional cyber crime grants to police agencies across the state.


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