John Pirics has devoted over half of his twenty-four-year career in law enforcement to the investigation and prevention of crimes against children. He was a founding member of the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force in 2007. During his ongoing assignment with the task force, he has investigated hundreds of cases involving the sexual exploitation of children. Considered as an expert in the area of crimes against children investigations by both State and Federal prosecutors, John is a national trainer on topics such as child exploitation and child abuse investigations, interviewing and interrogation, and prevention. A passionate advocate for children, John serves on the technical advisory board for his local child advocacy center, and regularly speaks to local parent and educator groups about online safety and crime prevention. John is a highly respected member of Zero Abuse Project’s Speakers Bureau.