NCMEC and Ring Join Forces to Help Bring Home Missing Kids (Videos)

Missing child posters will be featured on Ring’s Neighbors app to reach millions of users, to help find missing children in real-time. (Courtesy of NCMEC)
Missing child posters will be featured on Ring’s Neighbors app to reach millions of users, to help find missing children in real-time. (Courtesy of NCMEC)

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), who was recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for ‘Excellence in Public Safety,’ and Ring have announced a new partnership to help keep kids safe throughout the United States.

Together, NCMEC and Ring will work to increase awareness of missing children and leverage the power of neighborhood communities to help reunite missing children with their families.

Beginning today, NCMEC missing child posters will be featured directly within the Neighbors app by Ring, a free app designed to help communities connect and stay informed about local crime and safety incidents – whether they own a Ring device or not – to reach millions of engaged users. 

(Learn how the Neighbors App lets you send and receive real-time crime and safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring News Team, so we can work together to stop burglaries, prevent package theft and make our communities safer for all. Courtesy of Ring and YouTube.)

NCMEC operates a 24-hour hotline (1-800-THE-LOST or 1-800-843-5678)  to recover missing children, and the most important part of this massive, 24-hour, seven days a week, coordinated effort is you.

Often it is the complete stranger who cracks the case because they recognize a child from a NCMEC poster.

Your ability to recognize a face in the crowd – to identify somebody you otherwise may simply not notice or see somebody you know in a different light – is the most powerful tool in the search for missing children.

National Missing Children's Day is an annual observation in the United States designed to highlight the problem of child abduction. It falls on May 25 - on that date in 1979, six-year-old New Yorker Ethan Patz disappeared on his way to school. National Missing Children's Day was first observed in 1983.
Do not hesitate to report anybody you think may be missing.

Please take time this holiday season to look at the faces of the missing children.

Keep them in mind as you enjoy time in your community, also encouraging your family and friends to look.

Do not hesitate to report anybody you think may be missing.

Sometimes the missing person does not know anyone is looking for them. Some children are told their parents died. All missing children need help from strangers who care.

According to the FBI, there were 424,066 cases of missing children reported to law enforcement in 2018.

NCMEC also shares information about missing children through AMBER Alerts and social media posts, which have been effective methods to raise awareness.

“So many of our MISSING KIDS are found simply because someone identified them from a picture.” - John Walsh, NCMEC Co-Founder. Use the power of social media to help bring #MISSING children home. Visit: missingkids.org/gethelpnow/search and share a poster of a missing child from your area. (Courtesy of NCMEC)
“So many of our MISSING KIDS are found simply because someone identified them from a picture.” – John Walsh, NCMEC Co-Founder. Use the power of social media to help bring #MISSING children home. Visit: missingkids.org/gethelpnow/search and share a poster of a missing child from your area. (Courtesy of NCMEC)

This partnership will ensure missing child posters will be visible directly in the app to users whose defined neighborhood fall within the area of interest.

“NCMEC was created to make finding missing children a priority in our country, and change the way we search for our kids,” explained John Walsh, Co-Founder of NCMEC.

“Now, social media and technology are a huge part of our success.” 

“By partnering with the Neighbors App by Ring, a community safety app with millions of users, we will reach more people than ever before.”

“Child safety is everyone’s responsibility and we know this partnership will help us bring even more children home.”

(Hear from John Walsh as he discusses the mission of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the importance of partnership between law enforcement and the private sector. Courtesy of Cellebrite and YouTube. Posted on May 21, 2019.)

Launched in May 2018 and used by millions of people around the country, the Neighbors app has played a critical role in successfully bringing missing children home.

For example, a young teen in Albuquerque went missing one afternoon until he was spotted and reunited with his parents thanks to their post on the Neighbors app.

NCMEC hopes to leverage the Neighbors app to achieve similar reunions across the country.

Jamie Siminoff, CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring (Courtesy of YouTube)
Jamie Siminoff, CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring (Courtesy of YouTube)

“Since the beginning, Ring has invented products and services that drive toward our mission to help make neighborhoods safer,” said Jamie Siminoff, CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring.

Our team is proud to leverage that work in support of NCMEC’s efforts to bring missing children home.” 

“Together, we will reach millions of engaged neighbors who are just as passionate as we are about helping their communities and keeping families safe.”

Ring is also donating funds to support NCMEC’s geo-targeting efforts on Facebook to reach users who may have valuable information to aid the search for a missing child.

NCMEC & John F. Clark Recognized for Excellence in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • The CyberTipLine

  • The NCMEC congressionally mandated CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation including child pornography, online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of children outside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims of prostitution, and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

(After over 20 years in operation, the NCMEC CyberTipline has received more than 45.2 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation – more than half of those in just the last two years. Recognizing this explosive growth, Congress unanimously passed, and the president signed, a new law to streamline the CyberTipline process and tackle new trends we’re seeing in child sexual exploitation. Courtesy of NCMEC and YouTube. Posted on Jan 23, 2019.)

John F. Clark, CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

John Clark, CEO of NCMEC, accepting a 2019 'ASTORS' Award at the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.
John Clark, CEO of NCMEC, accepting a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • Mr. John F. Clark was with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) for 28 years, serving as head of the USMS from 2006-2011.

  • Prior to the USMS, Mr. Clark served with the United States Capitol Police and United States Border Patrol.

  • He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) since 2015, where he has led a complete transformation of the organization.

  • NCMEC is unique as an non-profit organization in that it has certain Congressionally established mandates such as the CyberTipLine, which is the nation’s 9-1-1 reporting mechanism for reporting potential child exploitation, child pornography and missing children.

(Hear from John Clark, president and the CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, on Operation Cross Country X, and the importance of working together to fight child exploitation and sex trafficking. Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and YouTube.)

The following Government Agencies were also recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative

  • The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day hosted by the DEA and its national, tribal and community partners aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

DEA Honored for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative at 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East.
DEA Honored for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative at 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate

Sridhar Kowdley, DHS S&T Next-Gen First Responders (NGFR) Program Manager
Sridhar Kowdley, DHS S&T Next-Gen First Responders (NGFR) Program Manager, accepting the Program’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.Program Manager

    • Excellence in Public Safety

    • Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Program

    • The Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Program works with first responders across the country to ensure the technology they use while responding to an emergency keeps them better protected, connected and fully aware.

United States Postal Inspection Service

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Office of Investigations

  • The United States Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service with jurisdiction of “crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal system or postal employees.”

  • Their mission is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service, its employees, infrastructure, and customers by enforcing the laws that defend the nation’s mail system from illegal or dangerous use.

  • To protect the mail and to maintain the integrity of postal processes and personnel, the Postal Service relies on the investigative efforts of OIG special agents.

(The Postal Inspectors, Postal Police and Professional, Technical and Administrative staff of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service work hard every day to protect the mail. Hear from them how they do it. Courtesy of the U. S. Postal Inspection Service and YouTube. Posted on Oct 15, 2019.)

DHS S&T National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL)

Bhargav Patel, Senior Technologist at U.S. DHS S&T’ National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), accepting the Labs’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.

DHS S&T Office of Mission and Capability Support

Don Roberts, S&T Program Manager), accepting the Labs’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.

The Forensic Video Exploitation and Analysis interface enables security personnel to highlight a person of interest and then reconstruct the path of that individual across multiple camera views. (Courtesy of Lincoln Laboratory and DHS ST&T)

United States Border Patrol

    • Excellence in Homeland Security

    • Border Patrol, Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR)

    • The Border Patrol, Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Unit is a specialized unit of the United States Border Patrol trained in emergency search and rescue & primarily assists injured or stranded migrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico at remote desert locations.

(John Welter, a Border Patrol agent in the San Diego sector, explains how a little-known team called the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit, or BORSTAR, has largely gone under the radar. Courtesy of The Daily Signal and YouTube.) 

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • The Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), protects and to enforces laws at PANYNJ facilities including airports, seaports, and bridges and tunnels, plus three bus terminals, the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, and the PATH train system.

  • The PAPD is the largest transit-related police force in the United States.

(Lt. John Ryan of the Port Authority Police Dept., and William Keegan, Founder of Heart 9/11 give a heart wrenching account of what it was like to work alongside the NYC Department of Correction following the 9/11 tragedy. Courtesy of New York City Department of Correction and YouTube.)

United States Marine Corps

  • Best Cyber Security Program for Government or Military

  • U.S. Marine Corps 1700 Cyberspace Operations

  • The U.S. Marine Corps 1700 Cyberspace Operations Occupational Field cyberspace workforce works to compete successfully on future battlefields & adapt to the rising threat of near-peer adversaries like Russia and China.

(See how the new 17XX military occupational speciality is revolutionizing how we do cyber security. Courtesy of the Marines and YouTube.)

United States Marshals Service

    • Excellence in Public Safety

    • Fugitive Task Forces

    • The U.S. Marshals Service currently leads 60 Regional fugitive task forces which combine the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend the most dangerous fugitives and assist in high profile investigations. 

(See a brief introduction to the United States Marshals Service narrated by John Walsh from America’s Most Wanted. Courtesy of Shane T. McCoy and YouTube.)

Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • Federal Risk Management Process Training Program

  • The Federal Risk Management Process Training Program is  Interagency Security Committee certified for Facility Security Officials, Federal Security Supervisors and those involved with Federal facility acquisition, construction, and renovation projects.

The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created following the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created following the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.
  • On October 19, 1995, six months after the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12977, creating the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.

    Prior to 1995, minimum physical security standards did not exist for nonmilitary federally owned or leased facilities.

New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • NYS Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drone Training Program

  • The NYS Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drone Training Program helps to safely and effectively leverage UAS in support of the agency’s mission & includes UAS training courses created to help agencies develop their own UAS programs and train UAS Operators.

Image by Jean P Mouffe from Pixabay
Image by Jean P Mouffe from Pixabay
  • One component of the DHSES UAS Program is series of UAS training courses created to help agencies develop their own UAS programs and train UAS Operators.

  • The UAS training programs range from basic awareness level training about UAS operations to advanced operator curriculum involving flying UAS in realistic, tactical scenarios. 

Individuals Recognized for ‘Excellence’ in Homeland Security’ and Public Safety in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program are as follows:

Dean C. Alexander

Dean C. Alexander
Dean C. Alexander
  • He has lectured in ten countries, including to law enforcement and military officials at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. State Department, and National Intelligence University events.

  • Prof. Alexander’s professional experience includes executive, business development, and legal positions in the United States and abroad, including Chile, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

  • He worked as a consultant to the World Bank, Organization of American States, homeland security firms, and investment companies. 

Grant Coffey

(How often do you expose your equipment to hazardous conditions on the job? And can you claim to have never dropped an expensive tool? In FLIR PRIMED episode 36, Grant Coffey explains important rugged features your equipment should have, and how these features are rated according to international standards. Courtesy of FLIR Systems and YouTube.

  • FLIR PRIMED (Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision) Online CBRNE Training Video Series by FLIR Systems was recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Sheriff Tom Knight, Sarasota County Sheriff (FL)

Sarasota County (FL), Sheriff Tom Knight accepting his 2019 'ASTORS' Award at the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.
Sarasota County (FL), Sheriff Tom Knight accepting his 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.

  • Excellence in Public Safety

  • Sheriff Tom Knight

  • Sheriff Tom Knight, the 10th Sheriff of Sarasota County, has served since January 6, 2009, following a 20 year career with the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • He has demonstrated a lifetime of devotion to public safety and protecting children from abuse and exploitation, most recently with Operation Intercept VI a 4-day initiative focused on protecting Sarasota County children from online predators and human trafficking which resulted in the arrest of 25 child predators.

Dr. Sean Lawler

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Supervisory Special Agent
    for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

  • Dr. Sean Lawler is a Supervisory Special Agent with the US Drug Enforcement Administration. SSA Lawler was previously assigned to work international narcotics investigations in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and he currently is assigned as the Aviation Division’s Training Officer/Chief Instructor Pilot.

  • Additionally, SSA Lawler serves as a DEA Primary Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Tactical Emergency Medical Technician, and Active Shooter Instructor.

  • Prior to joining DEA, SSA Lawler was a Major in the US Air Force, where he served as an Instructor Pilot, Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Case Officer, and Combat Interrogator.

The Aviation Division supports DEA’s enforcement efforts through surveillance, photographic reconnaissance, movement of personnel and cargo and transportation of fugitives and prisoners. (Courtesy of DEA)
  • The Aviation Division’s mission is to provide aviation support to operational and intelligence elements within DEA and the law enforcement community to detect, locate, identify, and assess illicit narcotics-related trafficking activities.

  • Aviation support is critical to DEA’s strategic goal of disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations that have a significant impact on America’s illegal drug availability.

  • To accomplish its mission, the Aviation Division employs a fleet of airplanes and helicopters flown by specially trained Special Agent/Pilots.

  • Prior to the DEA Mr. Lawler served in the United States Air Force, and is a Cofounder and consultant of 360 Resilience Group.

  • 360 Resilience Group is a scientific evidence-based management consulting group; National, regional, and local conference presentations on school safety & security, the neuroscience of surviving life-threatening events, the latest research on electronic screen and social media addiction and neurological effects on cognition.

  • Consultant partners hold doctorates and have DoD national-level intelligence and DoD emergency management experience.

Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou and Dr. Daniel M. Blumberg

Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou accepting his 2019 'ASTORS' Award at the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.
Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou accepting his 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon held during ISC East.

  • Excellence in Scientific Research

  • Co Authors of ‘Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience’

  • Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience’ collectively presents the numerous psychic wounds experienced by peace officers in the line of duty, including compassion fatigue, moral injury, PTSD, operational stress injury, organizational and operational stress, and loss.

Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience
Power: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, and Resilience
  • Drs. Papazoglou, a Postdoctoral Scholar, Yale School of Medicine Affiliated Researcher, Teachers College – Columbia University of New York, and Blumberg, a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the past 33 years providing all facets of clinical and consulting psychological services to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, describe the negative repercussions of these psychic wounds in law enforcement decision-making, job performance, job satisfaction, and families.

  • The book encompasses evidence-based strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in developing policy programs to promote wellness for their personnel.

  • The evidence-based techniques presented allow officers to get a more tangible and better understanding of the techniques so that they apply those techniques when on and off-duty.

  • The book is an excellent resource for police professionals, police wellness coordinators, early career researchers, mental health professionals who provide services to law enforcement officers and their families, and graduate students in psychology, forensic psychology, and criminal justice.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)

    • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) is being recognized for his work on aviation security H.R. 91– Saracini Enhanced Aviation Safety Act of 2019 which would require the installation of secondary cockpit barriers on existing aircraft, and for other purposes.

  • Fitzpatrick is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisory special agent in California.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)
  • At the FBI, he served as a national supervisor for the Bureau’s Public Corruption Unit, and led the agency’s Campaign Finance and Election Crimes Enforcement program.

  • During his time in the FBI, he spent time in Kiev, Ukraine, Mosul, Iraq and Washington, D.C. He was embedded with U.S. Special Forces as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ewart Williams

  • The National Security Agency’s program goal is to “reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in Information Assurance (IA) and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines. Certification… assure(s) the very finest preparation of professionals entrusted with securing our critical information.”

  • Mr. Williams works in this framework teaching courses in National Security and Intelligence Programs.

Stanley I. White

  • Excellence in Homeland Security

  • International Association for Counterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP)

  • As Counterintelligence Advisor Mr. Stanley I. White collects intelligence (OSINT, HUMINT and other available sources) and analyzes the subject information using SWOT techniques.

Stanley I. White CPS, ATO, BDO, CI Advisor at IACSP at the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards
  • His skillset also includes basic Israeli Security methodologies, counter elicitation, anti-surveillance, personal awareness, Keysource Intelligence collection as well as holding certifications as a Protection Specialist, Behavioral Detection and Anti-Terrorism Officer.

  • He is also internationally published over the last 18 years on the topics of personal protection/security, intelligence, counterintelligence, hand to hand combat and defensive tactics.

For a complete list of award winners, click here.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

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AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

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Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization.

As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hot-line, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 311,000 missing children.

NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 60 million reports.

To learn more about NCMEC, PLEASE visit www.missingkids.org.

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