The National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF) is thrilled to announce the opening of scholarship applications for its 6th Annual Conference, a landmark event this year making its debut in Jacksonville, Florida, from March 12-14, 2024. Historically hosted in Northwest Arkansas, this law enforcement conference moves to Florida to continue enhancing investigative capabilities. While the conference focuses on sensitive investigations (crimes against children, missing persons, exploitation, trafficking, etc.), the tools & tactics taught are applicable to all criminal investigations.

The National Child Protection Task Force Conference | June 2023

Scholarship Opportunities for Law Enforcement
In recognition of the financial constraints that may prevent law enforcement from developing crucial investigative skills, The NCPTF is now offering limited scholarships to law enforcement demonstrating financial need. These scholarships, open to law enforcement personnel from any region, aim to cover the full cost of conference registration, ensuring that financial barriers do not hinder access to invaluable skill development opportunities.

About the NCPTF Conference
The NCPTF conference is renowned for its collaborative training sessions led by subject matter experts. This year’s conference will cover a variety of topics including advanced investigations, OSINT, legal strategy, all-source intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), dark web investigations, and more. Designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, the event promises to equip law enforcement professionals with the tools and tactics necessary for effective criminal investigations.

A New Chapter in Florida
Marking its first occurrence outside of Arkansas, the conference’s move to Jacksonville represents a new chapter for NCPTF, expanding both reach and impact under new leadership. This shift underscores the Task Force’s commitment to making its resources accessible to a broader audience, fostering a nationwide network of skilled professionals dedicated to protecting children.

➡️ Registration

Law enforcement professionals who do not require scholarship assistance are encouraged to secure their spots by registering by March 8, 2024. | View Conference Flyer

➡️ Apply for a scholarship

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by the deadline of February 17, 2024.


About The NCPTF

The National Child Protection Task Force was established to provide law enforcement with the expert investigative support and resources needed to handle complex cases involving missing, exploited, and trafficked children. Through a collaborative approach, NCPTF works to ensure that all communities have access to the knowledge, resources, and collaborative support necessary to protect all children from exploitation.


Heather Dark is Chief Communications Officer of the National Child Protection Task Force. Ms. Dark is a seasoned public relations & marketing professional with a breadth of experience in the nonprofit sector, corporate communications, and growth marketing. Dark joined the NCPTF in 2022 as a volunteer.

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