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Tacoma’s Child Abduction Response Team launches Facebook page

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 15, 2012 at 7:59 am |
August 15, 2012 5:47 am

A Tacoma police team specializing in child abductions has created a Facebook page.

The Child Abduction Response Team’s new site went live Tuesday. It will include training information, events the team participates in and stories about local crimes against children.

Most importantly, it will serve as a forum for when a child goes missing.

“It’s another way for people to communicate with us and will be a new way for us to get information from the public,” said Tacoma police Det. Lindsey Wade, who helped put together the specially trained team.

The team is comprised of about 30 representatives from Tacoma police, the Law Enforcement Support Agency, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, King County Medical Examiner’s Office, FBI and the Child Advocacy.

Specialized teams can be critical in moving an investigation forward when a child is taken because it provides more resources. They are trained in search and recovery techniques, canvassing, investigative strategies and forensic response.

Before being certified, the department must meet 31 standards for CART teams and take place in a full-scale training exercise. The Tacoma team is hoping to be certified by the end of the year.

Check out their Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/N18Wfw.

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