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Missing and Abducted Children Investigations

Hours: 8
Tuition: $149

Program Information:

Investigating missing and abducted children cases are emotionally and polarizing events for families, communities and law enforcement. This one day 8-hour program, taught by a retired FBI Special Agent who worked Crimes Against Children investigations for many years, has been developed to facilitate law enforcement agencies in locating and investigating children of abductions/kidnappings. This program will give officers a step by step guide on how to respond to and investigate missing child cases and provide Administrators with the programmatic framework to manage the missing child response within their agency’s jurisdiction.  

Objectives of this class:

  • Learn what type of investigation is to be conducted upon arrival at the scene of a reported Child Abduction.

  • Coordinating concurrent investigations of family members and unknown stranger/suspects (i.e. Adam Walsh case) that maintain prosecutorial integrity yet focus on locating child victims.

  • Learn the importance of different locations for Crime Scene Searches and evidence that can be obtained.

  • How to conduct a General Area Search in order to obtain evidence of the abduction. 

  • Learn the importance of and use of Victimology in the investigation.

  • Setting up Major Case Management, its different components and how it affects the outcome of the investigation.

  • How to set up Liaison with the Victim’s Family

  • Learn the most effective way to set up a Neighborhood Investigation.

  • Learn Interview/Interrogation process of Child Predators.

  • Learn Media Strategies that will help the investigation.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

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