While searching the various Missing Children blogs,there is an interesting post concerning a La Salle Il. police chief at the Kids Search Network blog .
Should you visit the NCMEC website there are several tools available for law enforcement, including this pdf manual, so it is unclear where the disconnect lies. Most every site dealing with missing children advises parents to immediately contact 911 or local law enforcement.
Missing and Abducted Children: A Law-Enforcement Guide to Case Investigation and Program Management
Authored by a team of 38 professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, this guide outlines a standard of practice for law-enforcement officers handling missing-child cases whether runaways, thrownaways, family/nonfamily abductions, or when the circumstances of the disappearance are unknown. It describes — step-by-step with definitive checklists — the investigative process required for each of these types of cases and offers a wealth of resources to assist an investigator. 224 pp.
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