Monday, November 4, 2013

CRESA Cares About Missing Kids

Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. 

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.  

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