Commemorating 150 CEO training seminars
This week we are excited to announce a new milestone: our 150th Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers.
This two-day seminar is designed for police chiefs, sheriffs, 911 call center directors and missing children clearinghouse managers. At each of these 150 training sessions we’ve welcomed CEOs with a varying degree of experience in missing child cases. Some are from large communities where, sadly, children go missing with a steady frequency. Others come from smaller, rural towns where a child has never gone missing.
We work to familiarize all participants, regardless of experience, with issues related to missing child cases. For some the training is a welcome refresher and for others it is an essential lesson. We spend the two days talking about effective policies and practices, technical assistance, training and our available resources.
“This was the best organized training program I have ever experienced… I am anxious to implement the many things that I learned at this seminar,” said Chief John Pritchard, Herington Police Department.
For example, the chief of the Gloucester Township Police attended our CEO Seminar in 2012. He then returned to New Jersey to implement some of the best practices he learned. In April 2013, Gloucester Township Police announced the creation of the Project MARRS (Missing At-Risk Response Strategies) program focusing on preventing child disappearances and responding to them.
We are happy to say that 5,762 law enforcement professionals have completed the CEO Seminar since it was first offered in 1997.
If you are a CEO interested in taking this free training, visit www.missingkids.com/Training/CEO for more information.