Hamilton County 911 Recognized By National Center For Missing And Exploited Children

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District has been recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for meeting essential training and policy requirements in compliance with the Missing Kids Readiness Project (formerly the 911 Partner Program).

Substantial training and adoption of best practices in policy and procedures were required to obtain this coveted certification. The process included the following accomplishments:

    • Hamilton County 911 employees completed training in Telecommunications Best Practices for Missing and Abducted Children.
    • Supervisors completed Amber Alert training.
    • Two directors completed the 16-hour NCMEC Chief Executive Officer Course.
    • District policies were reviewed and determined to meet or exceed the requirements set forth in the National Standard for Public Safety Telecommunicators when Responding to Calls of Missing, Abducted and Sexually Exploited Children.

In its notification letter the National Center noted that by completing the steps required in this project, Hamilton County 911 has “created a child-centered 911 system based on the belief that there is nothing more important in our communities than to protect children.”

Hamilton County joins 18 other Emergency Communications Centers in Tennessee who have completed this process.


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