AMBER Alert Webinar Series

AMBER Alert's webinars bring together state, local, and tribal subject matter experts to present and discuss critical issues related to missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Law enforcement and child protection professionals will benefit from information regarding important first response, investigative and multi-agency efforts to swiftly and effectively handle cases of missing and abducted children.

To address the significant problem of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation, subject matter experts will identify prevalent types of victimization, risk factors for victimization and signs of possible exploitation among children. Presenters also include trafficking survivors and victim advocates who share their stories and perspectives on developing victim-centered responses in an effort to more effectively serve and support child victims.

Through these webinars, AMBER Alert works to increase collaboration between state, local and tribal communities in combating the problems of missing, abducted and exploited children in order to develop strengthened agency and collaborative responses, and to effectively address the needs of victims.

Upcoming Webinars:

Utilizing Volunteers in Child Abduction Search Operations

August 15, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

About this Webinar

This webinar will explore best practices for utilizing volunteers in the search efforts for missing children. The speaker will present on considerations for when and how to integrate volunteers in the search, and how to manage volunteer efforts. The presenter will also direct the audience to more resources for training.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the benefits and possible risks of utilizing volunteers as a resource in missing child cases.
  2. Explore best practices for managing volunteers.
  3. Identify available resources for more training on child abduction responses.

Presenter Bio

Charles Fleeger, Public Information Officer 
Organization, College Station Police Department.

Charles “Chuck” Fleeger currently serves as the Assistant Chief of Police of the College Station Police Department. Chuck has been with College Station Police Department for over 27 years and has over 30 years’ experience in law enforcement.

Chuck helped to develop his region’s AMBER Alert notification plan and has served as its non-profit President since 2003. In 2009, Chuck helped lead efforts to develop and train a multi-county Child Abduction Response Team. This team, the Brazos Valley Child Abduction Response Team, sought out and obtained Department of Justice certification in September 2011.

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