NCMEC Readiness Project

This program promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Agencies will be recognized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® for meeting essential training and policy elements demonstrating preparedness for responding to a missing child incident. 

Law enforcement agencies and emergency communications centers can become part of the Missing Kids Readiness Program by completing free online training, adopting or having written policies compatible with the NCMEC or IACP model policies for law enforcement agencies and the APCO ANSI standard for emergency communications centers.


  • Chief or Sheriff of a LE agency or PSAP Director/Manager attends CEOMEC seminar or completes all the Missing and Exploited Child modules for law enforcement or PSAP course, respectively.
  • All sworn personnel or telecommunicators complete required online modules in their respective course catalog.
  • LE agency adopts LE Model Policy (or a policy meeting critical components of the model policy) and PSAP agency adopts ANSI Standards (or a policy meeting critical elements of the ANSI Standard) and addresses quality assurance review.

In 2015, all sworn officers of the East Hempfield Township Police Department completed the NCMEC Readiness Project training, and the department is proud to have been recognized by NCMEC as a member agency.