ID kits a ‘tool’ to help in case of missing child | Daily Chronicle

CHARLESTON – Police need “every tool” they can get when a child is missing, and that means more than a photograph.

That’s why identification kits assembled for Carl Sandburg Elementary School first-grade students also included other items and materials.

Detective Marlon Williams of the Charleston Police Department said it is important for the kits to include such things as video recordings of the students. That not only shows what the children look like but also how they act, he explained.

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Program Used to Find Missing At-Risk People Now Online | NBC 7 San Diego

A program that helps locate at-risk missing people will now be accessible online.

“Take Me Home,” a San Diego Sheriff’s Department program, helps locate missing at-risk people by accessing a database with their information. It is a free and confidential database service for law enforcement and members of the public.

Members of the public and loved ones can register their family members or themselves for that database. Prior to the launch of the database, people would have to print out an application and take it to a Sheriff’s facility to register the person for the program.

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Schumer Wants To Close Federal Loophole in Missing Child Cases « CBS New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Sen. Charles Schumer is looking to close a federal loophole that he said hinders the search for missing children.

Schumer’s bill, the Bringing Missing Children Home Act, makes several changes to existing rules, which currently prevent local and state law enforcement officials from quickly sharing or updating missing children files.

“It’s the federal government screwing up the cooperation among local law enforcement to find missing kids,” Schumer said during a news conference Monday on Long Island, where over 1,800 children went missing in 2013. “Why would we want to limit the information that law enforcement has?”

“A child here in Nassau goes missing in Westchester, the Nassau County police cannot input newly discovered information into that child’s file without special permission, which is difficult to obtain,” Schumer explained. “That’s mind-boggling.”

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