Gloucester Township Chief of Police W. Harry Earle, just returned from the prestigious Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar, held just outside of the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) located in Alexandria, VA. after receiving an invitation to attend the specifically designed training seminar for Law Enforcement Executives and 911 Emergency Center managers, Chief Earle attended the program on Sunday & Monday, March 4-5, as a guest of the NCMEC.
Chief Earle joined 37 other Chiefs, Sheriffs, and 911 Emergency Managers who were also selected and invited, to attend the 133rd session of the CEO course, and Earle is now one of more than 5,000 who have completed this training. The Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executives was designed to provide attendees like Chief Earle a better understanding of the issue of missing and sexually exploited children – and how to specifically deal with the situation of a child who’s been reported missing - when time is critical.
“This training and interaction with other law enforcement leaders from around the country has been a most valuable experience. The Gloucester Township Police Department has expanded its juvenile programs extensively over the past two years because we believe the well being and protection of children must be a top priority for this department. This partnership endeavor with the NCMEC is just another example of our commitment in protecting the children of our community”, said Chief Harry Earle.
Created in 1997 and funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency (OJJDP), the CEO training 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. For more information on how to keep your children safe, go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website at www.missingkids.com .