Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the student will be able to:

  • List types of missing children.

  • Discuss federal laws related to missing children.

  • Explain information to obtain when processing a missing child call.

  • Determine the NCIC categories for missing children.

  • List the proper codes to use on an NCIC entry for a missing child.

  • Determine the requirements of an AMBER Alert.

Course Content

  • 1

    Course Documentation

    • Online Course Acknowledgement

    • Expectations for Online Students

    • Learning Objectives

    • Missing Children Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction.pdf

    • Video Transcript: 48 Hours Follows Teen's Escape from Sex Trafficking

    • 48 Hours Follows Teen's Escape from Sex Trafficking

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 3

    Types of Missing Children

    • Types of Missing Children.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Adopted Boys Missing While Parents Collect $175,000 from County News First 5

    • Adopted Boys Missing While Parents Collect $175,000 from County

    • Video Transcript: Unanswered Questions Linger after Body Found in Case of Missing Boy with Autism

    • Unanswered Questions Linger after Body Found in Case of Missing Boy with Autism

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 4

    Federal Laws Regarding Missing Children

    • Federal Laws.pdf

    • Video Transcript: John Walsh Explains How His Son's Kidnapping and Murder Led to His Life's Mission

    • John Walsh Explains How His Son's Kidnapping & Murder Led to His Life's Mission

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 5

    Processing Calls

    • Processing Calls.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Hear the Emotional 911 Call After Toddler Found in Field After 2-Day Search

    • Hear the Emotional 911 Call After Toddler Found in Field After 2-Day Search

    • Video Transcript: Little girl called 911 to report her kidnapping

    • Little girl called 911 to report her kidnapping

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 6

    Missing Children Entries

    • Missing Child Entries

    • Video Transcript: Man Finds Himself on Missing Kids Website

    • Man finds himself on missing kids website

    • Resource: NCIC Missing Person Guide

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 7

    AMBER Alerts

    • AMBER Alerts

    • Video Transcript: Amber Hagerman's Mother Proud of AMBER Alert

    • Amber Hagerman's Mother Says She's 'Super Proud' Of Amber Alert Despite Recent Problems

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Dispatchers Trained to Respond to Missing Children Reports

    • Dispatchers trained to respond to missing children reports

  • 9

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam - Missing Children

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation, Required for TCOLE