On December 20th, the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force, officially joined AMBER Alert Europe and the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP). With its accession, the NSW Police Force hopes to develop stronger professional relationships with Missing Persons Units across Europe.
“The New South Wales Police Force is the largest law enforcement agency in Australia, with more than seventeen thousand sworn officers serving a population of more than eight million people. Each year we receive reports of around ten thousand missing people”, says Glen Browne, Manager of the Missing Persons Registry of the New South Wales Police Force.
“We recently developed a new Missing Persons Registry to guide our organisation’s response to missing persons, unidentified bodies and human remains investigations. The new unit has a strong focus on developing improved systems and engaging with new technologies to achieve better outcomes for those reported missing.”
“Working with AMBER Alert Europe and the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons is a logical step as we strive to create a world-class specialist unit. Tens of thousands of Australians travel to European countries each year and we host significant numbers of visitors from those countries. As a result, we would like to develop stronger professional relationships with Missing Persons Units right across Europe.”