Partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

03/02/2012

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department’s Central Dispatch Center has received important training enabling dispatchers to improve their handling of missing & exploited children calls.  Emergency 9-1-1 calls regarding missing and/or sexually exploited children could be the first step towards saving a child in our community.  Every 9-1-1 call involving a missing and/or sexually exploited child must be handled according to certain best practices. To promote the adoption of these procedures, NCMEC has created the 9-1-1 Call Center Partner Program. 

Recently, Fayetteville dispatchers completed 121 hours of enhanced specialized training and are now better prepared to take these types of calls.  This training enabled the Fayetteville Central Dispatch Center to partner with the NCMEC 9-1-1 Call Center. The Fayetteville Central Dispatch Center has incorporated these guidelines in its policies and training material. This program acknowledges the Fayetteville Police Department’s commitment to making the safety of our children a priority.

 

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