News : National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Recognized
Amarillo, TX, USA, Aug 14, 2015 -- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be recognizing the City of Amarillo’s Emergency Call Center in September.
According to the City, this recognition comes because the AECC met training, policy, quality assurance and operational components standards. NCMEC prepares public safety answering points (PSAP) and law enforcement agencies for cases involving missing and exploited children.
Training for every level in the PSAP, adopting information gathering policies, responding in compliance to NCMEC standards and reviewing each call that addresses a missing or exploited child are all included in the adoption of these standards to ensure appropriate steps are taken.
"Earning this status is more than just recognition. It means that we are prepared to handle a situation where a child is endangered at the highest level. Earning this status is more than just recognition. It means that we are prepared to handle a situation where a child is endangered at the highest level," Emergency Communication Center Manager Judith Weshinskey-Price said.
The AECC’s compliance with this program was achieved with the assistance of the Amarillo Police Department, according to Weshinskey-Price.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit organization established in 1984 by the United States Congress.
About Amarillo Emergency Communication Center:
A consolidated emergency communicaitons center answering 911 calls and dispatching police, fire, and EMS for the City of Amarillo.
Published: Monday, August 17, 2015