Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations - CHEEZO
The Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit, known as Cheezo, is at the forefront of the Sheriff’s Office’s commitment to ensure the safety of our children.
Predators use the internet as a gateway to victims because of the anonymity and the ability to lure children with minimal detection and apprehension. This same anonymity is capitalized upon by highly trained Cheezo investigators who portray themselves as teenagers online where adults seek victims for sexual purposes.
- Since its inception in 2005, more than 920 arrests have been made in Jefferson County by Cheezo.
- The Cheezo investigators have a combined 50 years’ experience in crimes against children.
- Each year more than 150 Internet and cell phone safety presentations are given.
- The Cheezo team have established themselves as leaders in the tracking predators and are sought for training to other law enforcement agencies nationwide.
The ‘Stranger Danger - Internet Strangers’ program has been presented to the Colorado PTA Conference, National Youth Crime Prevention Program, Fox31 News, the Rocky Mountain Deaf Institute, and the Colorado Department of Human Services statewide conference.
Cheezo has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Court TV with Al Roker, and ABC Evening News.
Questions & Concerns
If parents have any concerns or questions about your child being approached online, or to book a presentation, please email us or call us at 720-497-7278. Please leave your name, the law enforcement jurisdiction you reside in and a phone number where you can be reached.