CART new tool for children

Published 9:03 am Friday, December 12, 2014

According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, there have been 48 Amber Alerts in the state of Ohio in the past five years.

Thankfully, missing children are not a common occurrence in Lawrence County, but for those who have ever had to go through that dilemma, getting their child back as quickly as possible becomes the most important thing in the world.

This week the Ohio AG announced a new model for Ohio’s Child Abduction Response Team (CART).

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CART teams are comprised of law enforcement personnel from different agencies and are activated in the event there is a missing child in Ohio who law enforcement determines is in immediate danger.

Attorney General Mike DeWine sent information packets to every law enforcement agency in the state and invited those agencies to attend one of 10 training sessions to take place in the next few months.

Training to find a child or make the search for a child more effective is something law enforcement agencies hope never to have to use. But it is training that could be essential should a dire situation present itself.

We hope Lawrence County police agencies will work to create their own CART team, and we hope even more that they never have to use it.