Team Adam, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, provides rapid, on-site assistance to law enforcement agencies and families in serious cases of missing children. Team Adam consultants are retired law enforcement professionals with years of investigative experience at the federal, state and local levels.
Consultants from Team Adam rapidly deploy to sites where these cases are unfolding. They provide on-the-ground technical assistance and connect local law enforcement to a national network of resources.
The program's unique access to NCMEC's resources, coupled with years of law enforcement experience, often provides departments with the added tools needed to better address complex, media intensive cases.
How does Team Adam help?
Team Adam helps law enforcement with:
- Search and rescue.
- Computer forensics.
- Technical support.
- Investigative recommendations and analysis.
- Equipment and resources.
Team Adam helps families by providing:
- Family advocacy services.
- Personal assistance.
- Child safety education.
- Stress management.
- Media relations.
If you are a member of law enforcement and need Team Adam's help, call 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).
By Robert G. Lowery, Jr., Senior Executive Director, Missing Children Division, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Police Chief Magazine, December 2010
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