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Aug. 9, 2011KANSAS CITY, MO |  By: Harris

Missouri Grants

Over $300,000 in grants will aid law enforcement agencies in solving crimes in northwest Missouri and the Kansas City area.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety announced the money would be given to the local authorities to help fight on-line criminals who prey on underage children. The western Missouri cyber crimes task force in Platte county will receive over $202,000 which will include the counties of: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Daviess, Dekalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway and Worth. Also receiving money is the Kirksville regional computer crimes unit which received $50,000 and covers the counties of Linn, Putnam, and Sullivan. These task forces use many different methods to try and prevent on-line crimes such as undercover operations, reactive enforcement and forensic investigation.