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Posted on: May 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Communications Supervisor attends prestigious Department of Justice Program

National Center for Missing - Exploited Children

Laurinburg, NC—May 15, 2019 Samantha Cameron Dutch, Supervisor of Scotland County Emergency Communications, just returned from the prestigious Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers, held at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, VA.

Mrs. Dutch traveled to attend this invitation-only program, designed exclusively for Law Enforcement Executives, 9-1-1 Communications Center Directors, and Missing Persons Clearinghouse Managers on May 7-9, 2019, as a guest of NCMEC.

Together with 29 other Chiefs, 9-1-1 Communications Directors, Missing Persons Clearinghouse Managers and designated Command Staff, Supervisor Dutch is now one of more than 6,000 public safety leaders who have completed this specialized training program.

The Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers provides attendees like Mrs. Dutch in-depth information, policies and resources to handle cases of missing, abducted and exploited children.

“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my 11 years in public safety,” said Samantha. “To have been selected in itself, was an honor, but to be able to bring this knowledge home and put it into practice, is a plus for the citizens of Scotland County.”

Created in 1997 and funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency (OJJDP), the CEOMEC training seminar discusses the needed steps in implementing best practices for call takers, responding officers, investigators, and command staff.

Once candidates are selected to attend, all travel and lodging expenses during training are covered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children through a grant by OJJDP.

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