Cleveland Police Chief Attends Prestigious DOJ Program Focused on Protecting Cleveland’s Children

CLEVELAND, February 6, 2012 - Cleveland’s Police Chief Mark Bradshaw, just returned from the prestigious Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar, held just outside of the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) located in Alexandria, VA.

After receiving an invitation to attend the specifically designed training seminar for Law Enforcement Executives and 911 Emergency Center managers, Chief Bradshaw attended the program as a guest of the NCMEC.

Chief Bradshaw joined 50 other Chiefs, Sheriffs, and 911 Emergency Managers who were also selected and invited, to attend the 131st session of the CEO course, and Bradshaw is now one of more than 5,000 who have completed this training.

The Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executives was designed to provide attendees like Chief Bradshaw a better understanding of the issue of missing and sexually exploited children – and how to specifically deal with the situation of a child who’s been reported missing - when time is critical.

“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my 25 years as a law enforcement officer,” said Chief Bradshaw. “To have been selected in itself, was an honor, but to be able to bring this knowledge home and put it into practice, is a plus for the citizens of Cleveland, Texas.

Created in 1997 and funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency (OJJDP), the CEO training discusses the needed steps in implementing best practices for call takers, responding officers, investigators, and Command Staff.

Once candidates are selected to attend, all travel and lodging expenses during training are covered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children through a grant by OJJDP.

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