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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

FYI - "A Child Is Missing" Program

"A Child is Missing" is devoted to helping save lives of children, the elderly (often with Alzheimer's) and the mentally/physically challenged. ACIM program is given to all law enforcement agencies at no cost. ACIM gives them access to immediate assistance in looking for a missing child or other vulnerable missing person.

This is the only program of its kind in the United States and it is working. It is a proven public/private partnership. They save money for agencies and become a partner in the search effort. Eighty-five percent of law enforcement agencies have 15 or less sworn officers and the cost of equipment used by ACIM would be prohibitive for smaller agencies. Additionally, many agencies do not maximize use of reverse-911 equipment after it has been purchased. It is much more cost-effective to be a part of a network that uses the ACIM program.

In most cases, ACIM obtains initial funding to bring the program to a state. Once the program has been established, ACIM seeks voluntary law enforcement donations as well as state and federal funding. Even if a department can't afford a donation, they have access to the program.

Fundraising events, corporate sponsors, private donations and individual gifts also help fund program operations. If you are interested in starting a fundraising group in your area to benefit ACIM, please contact the main office in Fort Lauderdale for more information.

A Child is Missing is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year

Email: info@AChildIsMissing.org
Website: www.AChildIsMissing.org
Phone: 888-US5-ACIM (888-875-2246)

Every 40 seconds another child in the United States goes missing....is your agency prepared?

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