Effective January 2014, the highly successful AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program will cease to deliver training on a "regional basis;" however will be moving to a dynamic new training delivery system. The new training delivery system calls for all course programs included on the website below be hosted by local, regional, state and tribal law enforcement training academies, and agencies or organizations interested in hosting training. Through these partnerships, training academies and agencies will host one or more of the training programs (or select the "build-a-course" option). What will not change is the caliber and quality of training programs and instructors offered to law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies and non-profit organizations.
Our mission remains the same, to safely recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation, and other partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation. We encourage you to collaborate with your law enforcement, public safety, non-profit partners to identify your training needs and visit the OJJDP TTA 360 system for more information or to begin a TA request to bring training to your community. Direct cost of the training delivery (instructors expenses, training material and logistics support) remain the responsibility of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program. Hosting agencies or organizations will be requested to assist in marketing and outreach, providing an appropriate venue, and on-site coordination.
May 2-4, 2016: Interrogation Techniques in Child Exploitation Cases - Franklin, WI
May 2-4, 2016: Digital Evidence Biloxi, MS
May 5-6, 2016: Multi-Disciplinary Response to High Risk Victims - Franklin, WI
May 10-12, 2016: Child Sex Trafficking: Law Enforcement Response - Southaven, MS
May 16-19, 2016: AMBER Alert: Build-a-Course Ames, IA
May 18-19, 2016: Prosecutor's Strategies for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases Baltimore, MD
May 23-26, 2016: Investigative Strategies for Child Abductions Cases Appleton, WI
May 26-27, 2016: Multi-Disciplinary Response to High Risk Victims - Sandy, UT
June 2-3, 2016: Advanced Cold Case Long Term Missing Investigations - Pearl, MS
June 7-8, 2016: Advanced Cold Case Long Term Missing Investigations - Brentwood, NY
June 15-17, 2016: Major Case Investigative Teams - Ridgeland, MS
June 21-23, 2016: Digital Evidence - Shreveport, LA
July 26, 2016: Recognition and Response to Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation at Tribal Casinos, Hotels and Travel Plazas Walker, MN
July 27, 2016: Recognition and Response to Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation at Tribal Casinos, Hotels and Travel Plazas Walker, MN
August 30-September 1, 2016: Major Case Investigative Teams - Appleton, WI
September 12-15, 2016: Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases - Franklin, WI
September 16, 2016: Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise Coeur d' Alene, ID
September 20-21, 2016: Advanced Cold Case Long Term Missing Investigations - Rochester, NY
September 20-22, 2016: Interrogation Techniques in Child Exploitation Cases - Amarillo, TX
September 26-29, 2016 - Child Abduction Response Team - Appleton, WI
September 26-29, 2016: Advanced Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases - Sandy, UT
Refer to training flyer for funding information.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us.
Jim Walters, Program Director
AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program
A U.S. Department of Justice Initiative
Office of Justice Programs
Fox Valley Technical College