As part of its Congressional authorization, NCMEC has created a unique public and private partnership to build a coordinated, national response to the problem of missing and sexually exploited children, establish a missing children hotline and serve as the national clearinghouse for information related to these issues.
The Missing Kids Readiness Project is one such partnership with 9-1-1 agencies to promote best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. NCMEC recognizes agencies who meet their essential training and policy elements by demonstrating preparedness for responding events involving missing kids.
Just recently, CRESA received its notification that we are listed as an "Official Partner of NCMEC" because we have met all of preparedness criteria which included adoption of a protocol to meet the ANSI Standard and completion of the training requirements for a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).
This is just another way we strive to meet our mission, "Always Here, Always Ready" as we serve our great community.