Test the organization’s response conducting an initial investigation searching for a missing or abducted child using the Incident Command System. Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multi-disciplinary/jurisdictional exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security to build cohesiveness within investigative teams.
Develop a multidisciplinary approach for responding to a missing or abducted child incidents. Learn how relationships across disciplines and jurisdictions can greatly improve the team’s ability to be successful in the recovery of a missing or abducted child.
Learn the dynamics of conducting long-term missing and cold case investigations. Uncover specific investigative techniques and best practices to improve the skills and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases.
Gain critical skills needed to conduct effective canvassing investigations and operations. Learn how to identify and collect evidence related to cellular phones, cellular towers, and providers in the investigation of missing and abducted children. Explore effective search strategies, tactics, and methods to recover abducted children. Practice what you have learned using a scenario exercise where you will establish a search/canvass command post, assign individual responsibilities, and develop a response plan to address a continuing abduction scenario.
Gather the tools and resources you need to promote swift and decisive responses to reports of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Learn how public safety telecommunications centers can develop, train, and prepare for immediate and comprehensive response during the critical, early stages of an incident.
Gather the policy, procedural and operational resources information to use from call intake through initial on-scene response to support swift, decisive and effective action hours when incidents of missing or abducted children occur. Through review of the scope, scale and nature of the problems contributing to missing, abducted and exploited children, you will be given concrete, operational response tactics in order to address the urgent and complex implications these cases present for first responders. You will engage in a careful review of model policy and operational protocols for effective incident intake, scene security, family and witness interviews, search and canvass, and data management. You will be armed with an array of operational resources that can be applied and/or customized for integration within their agencies and jurisdictions.
Examine the impact a child abduction has on family members. Hear first-hand accounts of how loved ones cope with the pain and anguish experienced during the search for an abducted child. Apply this information to improve the response to future cases involving missing and abducted children.
Understand DNA as an investigative resource. Explore legal issues and computer forensics concerns in child victimization cases. Uncover the impact of human trafficking in child exploitation and use of cold case strategies, data mining, and information acquisition.
Enhance the forensic skills of law enforcement professionals responsible for crime scene investigations including missing and abducted children cases. Topics include preplanning, chain of custody issues/evidence security, crime scene identification and preservation, crime mapping and photography, trace evidence, finger/palm prints, DNA/body fluids, composite sketching/forensic art and electronic evidence.
Learn about the role that call takers play in the successful resolution of endangered, missing or abducted children cases. Become more effective at initial call intake and information gathering. Acquire procedures for the use of NCIC, leads management programs and other important tools. Explore legal and cultural issues impacting investigations in a tribal community.
Examine the facts surrounding an actual child abduction. Discuss the significance of each phase in an abducted child investigation. Discover the potential implications of activating or not activating an AMBER Alert and evaluate lessons learned.
Review policies and protocols to include the following standards: response criteria, team composition, notification protocol, communication, command and control, search operations, training, legal issues, equipment inventory, CART protocols, and recovery and reunification. Conduct a mock field abduction exercise to test the proficiency and capabilities of the CART program.
Test the organization’s response in conducting an initial investigation into searching for a missing or abducted child using the Incident Command System (ICS). Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional tabletop exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security to build cohesiveness within the investigative team when responding to an emergency.
Develop strategies for the response and investigation of endangered missing and abducted children in tribal communities giving consideration to jurisdiction, location, culture, and community dynamics. Discuss offender characteristics, evaluate investigative strategies, study search and canvass techniques, review legal considerations, examine case studies and engage in a practical scenario exercise.
Discuss the challenges faced by tribal, state, federal and local law enforcement officers responsible for missing children investigations. Explore jurisdictional issues experienced by Native American communities. Learn how to effectively communicate and work with tribal leaders and expel factors that lead to adversarial relationships. Discuss techniques to improve compromised relationships.
Enact a culturally significant multi-disciplinary team response to a missing or abducted child incident. Discuss team development and composition, study search and canvass techniques, review legal considerations, examine case studies, and engage in a practical scenario tabletop exercise.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving missing and abducted children. Determine scope and scale issues and how to manage a missing or abducted child case. Explore crime scene evidence collection and processing, profiling suspects and legal issues, including search warrants and interrogation related to a missing or abducted child.
Develop policies and programs that protect children from threats including abduction, exploitation, trafficking, and technology facilitated crime. Explore victimization of Native American and Alaska Native children. Learn best practices for child protection programs. Gain access to state, federal, and local resources and obtain knowledge of planning and program oversight.
Explore the issues related to missing and abducted children. Learn the key components of an AMBER Alert policy, elements of a comprehensive child recovery plan, development of a memorandum of understanding with other agencies, and how to engage or disengage the media on child abduction cases.
Learn how major case investigative teams provide increased capabilities beyond any one individual agency. Examine the resource concentration, effectiveness, efficiency, secondary case clearance, networking and politics of major case investigative teams.
Learn about the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Receive an overview of the important investigative tips and information related to the causes of death, and the duties and investigative needs of the medical examiner/coroner. Need a specific date or location? Request this training.
Learn current trends and collaborate with participants representing child protection and public safety officials from border communities, state, federal, and tribal public safety in Mexico and the USA. Address issues in your community related to cross border abductions, child exploitation, and human trafficking.
Build collaboration between leaders, service providers and community matriarchs to form a cooperative “shield” that protects Native American and Alaska Native children. Learn skills to better protect children from exploitation, abduction and other forms of victimization. Develop community-based strategies for communication and coordination of efforts. Gain access to tools and resources to insure effective and sustainable programs.
Learn the role first responders play in the successful recovery of an abducted child. Identify the steps needed to facilitate containment of the abduction area, preserve evidence, and detect witnesses. Acquire techniques for determining direction of travel, the use of attraction techniques, and steps needed to facilitate a successful recovery of an abducted child.