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Candidate Standard for Public Safety Telecommunicators When Responding to Calls for Missing, Abducted and Sexually Exploited Children

Public review and comment period: October 8 – November 22, 2021

This candidate standard is a reference specifically for public safety telecommunicators to present the missing, abducted and/or sexually  exploited child response process in a logical progression from the first  response (initial call intake and information entry) through ongoing incident and case support (data query, entry and management in support of field/investigative work).

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