Chesterfield deputies team up with FBI for child abduction response training

Members from the Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office took part in Joint-Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team Development training this week. The FBI developed the training to assist first responders during the early stages of a child abduction. The training will provide the identical training to local, state and other federal agencies the FBI’s CARD team uses when responding to child abductions. The FBI CARD team consists of investigators and analysts with significant child abduction experience (the Richmond Division has three CARD members). J-CARD’s development will create a pool of resources for any agency responding to a potential child abduction and is expected to improve response time and the chances of recovering a child safely. The training included a field training exercise today with “traffic” stops and “interviews” in and around Chesterfield County. Over 18 law enforcement agencies attended the week-long training that will conclude tomorrow.

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