Operation Predator draws on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) unique investigative and enforcement authorities to safeguard children from predators. Coordinated nationally and internationally, Operation Predator brings together an array of ICE disciplines and resources to target these child sexual abusers. As part of the effort:
- ICE has created a National Child Victim Identification System in partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Secret Service, the Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and other agencies.
- ICE agents stationed internationally work with foreign governments, Interpol and others to enhance coordination and cooperation on crimes that cross borders.
- ICE is a member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, joining law enforcement agencies around the world to fight child exploitation information and images that travel over the Internet.
- ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline, which is staffed around-the-clock by investigators.