ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Police 911 team is joining the national effort for recovering missing children. July 31, the organization became one of six Georgia agencies working with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
“By demonstrating remarkable leadership and making this commitment of training and preparedness, the City of Roswell Police – 911 is communicating to its citizens and families that protecting the lives and safety of their children is a top priority,” said Officer Lisa Holland.
To join, the Roswell Police Department had to meet the requirements of the Missing Kids Readiness Project.
The project was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to promote the best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Law enforcement agencies are recognized after meeting the essential training and policy elements demonstrating preparedness for responding to missing children incidents.
Additionally, Melissa Alterio, 911 director for Roswell Police, successfully completed the classroom training course for Public Safety Answering Point directors and managers.
She also ensured all first responders and front line supervisors completed the necessary training offered through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
“Armed with the information, knowledge and operational resourced gained through meeting the project criteria, the City of Roswell Police – 911 is now positioned to respond more quickly, comprehensively and effectively when a child’s life may be at stake,” Holland said.
Roswell 911 is now one of 274 Public Safety Answering Point agencies in the United States to achieve this status. They are one of six agencies in the state.
The five other Georgia agencies are: