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Ohio Special Response Team – Partners with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Mansfield, Ohio – The Ohio Special Response Team (OSRT) has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to bring more comprehensive search and rescue capabilities to Ohio communities when a child goes missing.

In the event of a missing or exploited child report, NCMEC’s component Team Adam can now link up with one or more of OSRT’s six search and rescue units to bring more nationally qualified search personnel into play.

The critical elements of this relationship include OSRT’s capability of providing personnel qualified in wide area search techniques, Lost Person Behavioral Analysis, and comprehensive search management. An additional benefit for Team Adam is OSRT’s ability to clearly and accurately document the precise areas searched in any deployment.

Both OSRT and NCMEC are generally alerted by police in the locality where a child is reported missing. OSRT, specifically, is almost always brought into play by local police or fire leadership. However, it’s important to note that any concerned individual or family member can request that the officials investigating their missing loved one bring OSRT and/or Team Adam into the search.


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