Boynton Beach police department takes steps to help find missing children

Agency joins the Missing Kids Readiness Project
Posted at 7:38 PM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 19:38:26-05

Police in Boynton Beach want to make sure every missing child gets home safely. The department just became one of four in Florida to join the Missing Kids Readiness Project.

The project is a sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It allows agencies to learn from one another and improve the way they all respond to missing children reports.

The police chief and an assistant chief trained at the NCMEC headquarters in Virginia to meet the requirements. 

“It really demonstrates our commitment to locating, finding, and identifying missing children in a quick and expeditious manner,” explained Assistant Police Chief Vanessa Snow.

Police officers and other public safety employees at the department completed online and in-person courses to earn the recognition.