On December 13th, AMBER Alert Europe, the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), and the Slovenian Police Directorate are organising the ‘Improving the investigation of missing persons cases’ webinar in cooperation with the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training CEPOL. During this introductory course, law enforcement officers from all over Europe will be given valuable insight into the complex area of missing persons.

Throughout this 90-minute session, AMBER Alert Europe’s missing person expert will introduce the participants to the various aspects of missing person investigation, including the search and rescue process, the use of social media, and cold case investigation of missing persons.

AMBER Alert Europe’s missing person expert: “Training police officers from all ranks involved in how to properly conduct a missing person investigation may first of all save the life of the missing person. Secondly, those left behind, family and friends of the missing person, may sooner learn what happened, ending sometimes years of uncertainty about what happened. And last, but not least, it may also save substantial amounts of policing budgets for searching for the missing person with police officers, equipment and spending countless hours of investigation.”

The introductory webinar is set to be the first part of a series of webinars related to missing persons.