Training of stakeholders is an important element in the tackling the issue of missing children. We are working together with law enforcement experts in the field of missing persons who share their know-how, experiences and existing practices to better address the issue of missing persons, missing children specifically, and its root causes.
Providing training to law enforcement specialists in the field of missing persons
Over the years, we have actively worked towards providing training to law enforcement specialists, promoting best practices and effective tools for handling missing persons cases. This endeavor has garnered significant interest from the law enforcement community, who have shown a keen interest in various topics related to missing children and missing persons.
Law Enforcement Training Curriculum on Missing Persons (LETC)
Building upon this interest, we initiated the development of a comprehensive training program known as the Law Enforcement Training Curriculum on Missing Persons (LETC). With inputs from active and retired law enforcement experts, we have crafted content that addresses various aspects of missing persons cases and related issues. Our aim is to equip law enforcement officers with the necessary skills and knowledge to improve their response and increase the chances of finding missing persons, providing relief to their loved ones.
Collaboration with CEPOL
In collaboration with CEPOL, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training, we have conducted joint webinars since 2021, covering topics such as improving the investigation of missing person cases, risk assessment, cold case investigations, alert systems for abducted or missing children, and the utilisation of social media in missing person cases. These webinars have attracted a substantial audience and have proven highly popular among law enforcement professionals, reaffirming the need for specialised training on missing persons.
The use of social media in missing person cases
The aim of the webinar is to demonstrate the many ways in which the use of social media can be beneficial in missing persons and unidentified remains investigations and show the risks involved with asking the public for their help.
Search methods for missing persons
Webinar: Missing Elderly Persons
We help law enforcement experts in the field of missing persons connect with one another.
We organise empowerment and prevention workshops for children at schools.
We advocate the use of risk triage in missing children cases.
We believe that being informed is key in preventing children from going missing.
We help countries in the setting up of national AMBER Alert systems.
We assist in solving cold cases in cooperation with students and law enforcement experts.