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.
The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) gives public safety officials access to the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, and a number of additional public alerting platforms. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children began issuing AMBER alerts via the Wireless Emergency Alert system in December 2012. Since, they have witnessed tremendous success in the safe recovery of missing children. Even as these alerts have become very familiar to the public, there is still a lot of mystery behind who sends these alerts, how the system works, and how alerts are shared with wireless devices. This presentation will address some of these questions and provide a fundamental understanding of IPAWS and how it is used to keep the public safe.
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.
Prepares you for the command and supervisory duties related to development, sustainment, and deployment of the CART. Collaborate with others, share best practices, and discuss lessons learned in the development of your teams' multidisciplinary approach for responding to a missing or abducted child incident. Gather tools to assist in organizing training and preparing for the planning process of CART certification.
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 strategies for response and investigation of endangered missing and abducted children in tribal communities. This training is appropriate for first responders, investigators, and supervisory personnel and community members involved with child protection programs in tribal communities. This training will focus on the unique issues of jurisdiction, location, culture, and community dynamics in tribal communities.
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.
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.
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.
Gain critical skills needed to conduct effective canvassing investigations and operations. Learn effective search tactics and methods to recover abducted children.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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