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Becomes Member in Premier Program Designed to Protect Brooklawn's Children


BROOKLAWN, NJ (APRIL 12, 2021)--Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis announced today that his department has completed the necessary requirements to become a member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) program.

The NCMEC released the following statement praising the Brooklawn Police Department on their accomplishment. 

From the moment the report of a missing child comes in, to the resolution of the case, every action taken has the potential to make the difference between a successful recovery or a tragic outcome.

Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis
Police Chief Shamus Ellis

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) developed the Missing Kids Readiness Program to promote best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Law Enforcement agencies and 911 Call Centers are recognized for meeting essential training and policy elements demonstrating preparedness for responding to a missing child incident.

To become a member, and to meet the requirements of the Program, the Brooklawn Police Department worked with NCMEC on their missing child policy to ensure it met the critical elements of NCMEC’s Law Enforcement Model Policy and Procedures for Reports of Missing and Abducted Children. In addition, Chief Shamus Ellis and Sergeant Anthony Hirst completed their required training, and they ensured all Officers, Sergeants and Investigators of their department completed the online training required for their membership. By demonstrating remarkable leadership, and making this commitment of training and preparedness, the Brooklawn Police Department is communicating to its citizens and families, protecting the lives and safety of their children is a top priority!

Armed with the information, knowledge and operational resources gained through meeting the Program criteria, the Brooklawn Police Department positions themselves to respond more quickly, comprehensively, and effectively when a child’s life may be at stake.

We at the National Center would like to express our sincere gratitude and congratulations to the Brooklawn Police Department for their diligence, focus, and commitment to children.

To learn more about NCMEC and the Missing Kids Readiness Program, go to:

For a full listing of all MKRP recognized agencies, go to:


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