NZ police join online child abuse taskforce

New Zealand has joined a global taskforce to fight online child exploitation.

Police Superintendent Win Van Der Velde today signed an agreement with the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) board in Rome.

VGT is made up of international law enforcement agencies, and Deputy Commissioner Rob Pope said joining strengthened an already firm resolve to tackle the online abuse of children.

Police will collaborate with VGT through its Online Child Abuse Exploitation Squad (OCEANZ).

VGT is chaired by the Australian Federal Police.

- NZPA

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