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Child Safety Education Events

Florida strives to lead the nation in issues relating to missing persons and child safety. Currently, there are 132 active Child Abduction Response Teams (CART) nationwide. Only 33 of them have received certification from the United States Department of Justice as of January 2023. Florida maintains seven of them, which account for approximately 21 percent of the nation's total certified teams, making our state the model in rapid response for critical, emergency search activation. In addition, law enforcement  around the state, work tirelessly to prevent child abductions and recover missing children and endangered persons.  

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in conjunction with the Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board and sponsored by the Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation invites the public to attend missing person safety events that are held around the state. By attending these safety events, you may consult with a FDLE member regarding missing person issues, gather child and endangered person information publications, and acquire Florida Missing Children's Day gear. 

FDLE works closely with multiple partners to bring these events to your area and are often accompanied by the Tallahassee Community College's Public Safety Institute's bloodhounds and associated bloodhound partners across the state. 

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