New Child Exploitation Task Forces Signal Enhanced FBI Effort to Combat Crimes Against Children

The three CETFs in Washington state are based in Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma.

  • The Seattle CETF is a partnership between the FBI; the King County Sheriff’s Office; the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) directorate; and the Seattle, Kent, SeaTac, Port of Seattle, and Bellevue Police Departments.
  • The North Sound CETF is a partnership between the FBI, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and the Everett and Mt. Vernon Police Departments.
  • The South Sound CETF is a partnership between the FBI, the Tacoma and Lakewood Police Departments, the Internal Revenue Service, and ICE-HSI.

The FBI combats the range of crimes against children. In addition to working to end the exploitation of children, the FBI often investigates child abductions, international parental kidnappings, and other violations of federal statutes related to minors.