Detective attends prestigious Dept. of Justice program

Post Date:12/04/2015 8:37 AM


Specialized course about resources available to law enforcement teaches valuable tactics in protecting and saving children

Detective Don Henning, Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, just returned from the prestigious Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives (CEO) held just outside of the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) located in Alexandria, VA.

Detective Henning was invited to attend the 2-day seminar, held on November 8-9, 2015 as a guest of the NCMEC, joining 56 other law enforcement executives. This was the 162nd session of the CEO course and he is now one of nearly 6,000 who have completed this training.

The Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives was designed to provide attendees a better understanding of the issue of missing and sexually exploited children, how to specifically deal with the situation of a child who has been reported missing when time is critical, and how to access a multitude of resources available to assist in these cases.

“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my 20 years as a law enforcement officer,” said Detective Henning. “To have been selected in itself, was an honor, but to be able to bring this knowledge home and put it into practice, is a plus for the citizens of Eau Claire County.”

Created in 1997 and funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency (OJJDP), the CEO training discusses the needed steps in implementing best practices for call takers, responding officers, investigators, and command staff.

Once candidates are selected to attend, all travel and lodging expenses during training are covered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children through a grant by OJJDP.

Detective Henning also serves as the Coordinator for the Eau Claire County Child Abduction Response Team (CART). The team consists of members of all facets of law enforcement, emergency response, non-profit organizations, and civilian search groups that come together when a child is abducted.
“Our Office is dedicated to serving our citizens and protecting our children. We are thankful to NCMEC for putting on this valuable training.” Captain Dan Bresina

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