Sandusky police are giving notice to those who exploit children.
The department joined the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Cuyahogo County prosecutor Bill Mason notified Sandusky's interim police Chief Jim Lang this month.
"Chief Lang's participation in the (task force) will help protect children," Mason stated in a new release.
Lang had sought and received approval from the Sandusky city commission a couple months ago to join with the agency. The agency is made up of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities across Ohio who arrest and prosecute individuals who: use the Internet to lure minors into illicit sexual relationships; or use the Internet to distribute or solicit child pornography.
The task force will provide the department with training, equipment and access to more than 300 other partner law enforcement agencies. A computer will be set up in a room at the Sandusky Police Department and officers will be trained in how to help monitor and build a case against someone who would solicit an underage child for sexual contact.
Lang said he got the approval and did the paperwork, but Det. Sgt. John Orzech, pushed the department to apply.
"We are hoping to detour people from preying on children," Orzech said.
Lang said he has talked with Perkins and Huron police about them also participating.
"I think the whole county will benefit from it," Lang said.