Freeborn County joins national child protection program

One of only three Minnesota law enforcement agencies to have qualified.

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 5:34 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office has joined an elite child-protection effort.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) says the Sheriff’s Office has become a member of its Missing Kids Readiness Program. It is one of only 47 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to achieve that status and just the third in Minnesota.

The Missing Kids Readiness Program was developed to improve the handling of calls reporting missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. In order to join it, Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag had to attend the “Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives” held at NCMEC headquarters in Virginia and he had to ensure all first responders and front line supervisors in his department completed the necessary classroom and online training.

Article Comments

Mason City
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 68°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 66°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Few Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 66°
Rochester
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 66°
Tracking a soggy start to the weekend followed by a drop in temps
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Friday

Image

Global Climate Strike happening today

${article.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Tracking a surge of moisture and a chance for severe storms

Image

Osage ranks second in IGHSAU volleyball poll

Image

RCTC draws with Martin Luther

Image

Grand Meadow sweeps Randolph

Image

Making wine in North Iowa

Image

Pastor's e-mail is hacked

Image

DMC takes over Rochester

Image

Weather forecast 9/19

Community Events