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Child Abduction Search Tactics - Field Training Course


Understand the mechanics of conducting various types of searches. Learn about strategies for determining search areas, assigning search responsibilities, search team make up, using volunteers, and search tactics including documenting search activities. Discuss tactical man tracking methods and K-9 techniques. Develop plans for an organized search team or emergency action plan to use when searching and tracking an abducted child.

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You will create standard operation procedures while attending this course. Attention will be paid to the benefits of having an organized search team and/or a detailed pre plan of emergency actions to be taken for searching and tracking in the event of an abducted child.

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The following would benefit from this training:
• Correctional Officer
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors

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Child Abduction Search Tactics - Field Training Course



Day 1


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome & Introduction


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Primary Roles of the Search Team
Roles to be covered will include search and rescue commander, operations officer, planning officer, training officer, search team coordinator, team leader, K-9 coordinator, and volunteer coordinator. The focus of this portion is to ensure the student understands the different roles that will be predetermined prior to the investigation of a child abduction case taking place.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Initial Officer Response and Investigation
This module will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the initial responding officer and the supervisor in charge. Additionally, we will identify the steps necessary to identify possible foul play in a missing child case that would lead the officer to believe an abduction has taken place.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Law Enforcement Team Start Up
Students will be introduced to the benefits of building a law enforcement based search and rescue team. Students will become familiar with the process of establishing, organizing, and training a search and rescue team.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch (on own)


12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Scenario
Students will break into teams with officers from agencies other than their own. Within the established teams, students will assign command positions in order to work through a child abduction table top-type scenario.


Day 2


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Man Tracking
Students will discuss basic man tracking concepts. Additionally students will evaluate the need for utilizing organizing a man tracking team while investigating a child abduction case.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
K-9 Overview
Students will discuss the proper use of multi-purpose, scent specific, and cadaver K-9 teams during a child abduction investigation. Additionally students will identify possible issues associated with utilizing teams without prior training with the established search and rescue team in charge of a child abduction Investigation.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aviation Resources
Students will discuss the advantages of utilizing aviation resources in a child abduction case. Additionally, students will become familiar with the limitations of aviation teams as well as proper coordination and planning when utilizing aviation.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Equipment Needs and Special Considerations
In this module students will discuss the type of equipment needed to conduct a thorough search and rescue operation. Additionally, students will review special considerations of lessons learned in order to increase the likelihood of a safe recovery of the abducted child.

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Final Case Scenario
Students will break into teams with officers from agencies other than their own. Within the established teams, students assign command positions in order to work through a child abduction table top-type scenario. This final scenario is designed to implement lessons learned in the course to ensure the student comprehends all concepts discussed pertaining to search and rescue pertaining to a child abduction investigation.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Evaluations and Closing




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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer
Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​