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Hamilton Co. Sheriff partners with A Child is Missing to locate missing persons

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the A Child Is Missing Alert Program have partnered to put in place a program to search for missing children, missing elderly, college students, and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled.

Starting April 26, the sheriff's will make its first call to the A Child is Missing national headquarters.

The call initiates a rapid process of information gathering and use of sophisticated mapping systems.  A Child Is Missing then launches potentially thousands of calls within minutes with an alert message detailing the missing person's description, last known whereabouts, and pertinent information.  This alert message will also include a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office phone number for use by anyone with information relating to the missing person.

This program is a free service to law enforcement.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office officials will evaluate each potential activation of the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to ensure the application is optimally used and appropriate for each situation. 

Policies, procedures, and employee training will also guide the most efficient and effective use of this Alert Program.    

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