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Sunday Jul 23, 2023
Sunday Jul 23, 2023
Garland Texas Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Detective Tony Godwin
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Welcome back ATO Blue Family.
Today we are sitting with a true expert in his field, a law enforcement Hall of Famer, a Detective that investigates some of the most horrific crimes against the truly vulnerable…..children.
Garland Pd Detective Tony Godwin has been a Detective with the Garland Police Department (30thyear). Assigned to the Northern Texas ICAC Task Force for almost 18 years now.
He has conducted in excess of 3,500 criminal investigations as the primary Detective into offenses related to the exploitation of children. He is a certified computer and cell phone forensic examiner. Tony has conducted joint criminal investigations while assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The United States Postal Service, the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, the United States Secret Service and other local Law Enforcement agencies in an effort to combat child exploitation and child pornography on the World Wide Web.
In this episode we delve into the seedy underworld of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and take the listener down a dark road as we hope to bring awareness and educate the listener on this awful topic and crime.
Tony is the best in the business and is a national expert on this topic and recently was inducted into the National Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.
He has owned Law Man Laser Engraving for over 15 years to show off his creative side as well as leave behind a business for his family.
Tony is also cohost of the hit podcast Catfish Cops as they dissect case studies and provide information so that other children and parents do not become another victim in this horrible world.
They also provide information and victims resource on their site https://Catfishcops.com.
You can reach him at LawManLaser@gmail.comfor custom award work and engraving.
As you heard in the Great Clint McNear’s episode this guy is a loyal friend and truly dedicated to helping others. More evidence is Tony’s battle with the Texas Legislative as the is attempting to change laws in Texas to help these children that are victims of these crimes.
Sgt. Jessica Criddle returns to the mic as a guest cohost for this show.
ATO listener sit back and soak in the words of an incredibly humble human being and a true treasure to the law enforcement profession.