In AMBER Alert Europe’s Training Centre, law enforcement experts train and educate law enforcement professionals on topics related to missing children. Below you will good practices, training modules and videos which cover a wide range of topics such as how to search for missing children and how to structure the investigation.

In addition to the online resources, AMBER Alert Europe is providing training programs to its members. For more information, please contact us.

Understanding and Managing Risk in the Context of Missing Persons

In consultation with missing children law enforcement experts from all over Europe and Canada, AMBER Alert Europe has developed a decision-making guide on risk management. A quick risk assessment is crucial to identify the correct response

Language:
  English

Rapid Emergency Child Alert System Framework

AMBER Alert Europe partnered with ICMEC to produce a 14-point framework on implementing an AMBER Alert system. This global framework supports countries in setting up national AMBER Alert systems.

The more eyes the better?

A preliminary examination of the usefulness of child alert systems in the Netherlands, United Kingdom (UK), Czech Republic and Poland. This study was conducted by the University of Portsmouth and AMBER Alert Europe.

Language:
  English

Law Enforcement Training Videos

What is risk? [2:12]

What is risk and why is it essential for a triage process to take place when a child is reported missing? How should risk be evaluated over time and how do you prevent yourself from making bad assumptions.

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Charlie Hedges

presented by

Charlie Hedges

Manager Missing Children Team (CEOP/ UK policing) ret. / Coordinator Police Expert Network (AMBER Alert Europe)

How to search for missing children? [2:32]

What are the basic physical search requirement that should form part of any missing person investigation? Why is it critical to search for clues? Why is record keeping crucial?

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Carole Bird

presented by

Carole Bird

Officer in Charge, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) ret.

How to structure missing children investigations? [1:51]

What is risk? How to gather information? How to interview witnesses? Understanding the reasons of going missing. How to manage the investigation?

Audio: EnglishSubtitles: noneFull transcript

Carole Bird

presented by

Carole Bird

Officer in Charge, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) ret.

Share your own videos

AMBER Alert Europe’s Training Centre is an open community of missing person experts. Please feel free to share your own expert videos on missing children or let us know if you feel any topics are missing.