The Gloucester Township and Pine Hill police departments became the first two law enforcement agencies in the country to be members of the Missing Kids Readiness Project.
Pine Hill Chief of Police Christopher Winters and Gloucester Township Police Chief of Police Harry Earle accepted the Missing Kids Readiness project certifications on behalf of their police departments at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, VA.
The Missing Kids Readiness Project promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. All members of the Pine Hill and Gloucester Township Police Department have completed essential training required by NCMEC in responding to a missing child or sexual abuse incident.
Additionally, both police department’s policies on handling a missing person incident which include the initial response by officers, investigation, search, reunification, and follow-up social services have been reviewed and approved by the NCMEC.