HERO grad plays key role in child exploitation investigation
Travis Zabroski had never heard of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps program.
After serving nine years active duty in the U.S. Marines, Zabroski was taking classes and working as a civilian for the Marines when a friend who worked in the cyber realm mentioned the program to him and thought he should check it out to see if it was something of interest.
In April 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) entered into a partnership with the U.S. Special Operations Command and the National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT) to launch the HERO program. It was created to provide wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces an opportunity to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills, to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
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