The Fraternal Order of Police Supports Child Safety Campaign
Since 2007, the Fraternal Order of Police has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) on the Take 25 campaign, a grassroots initiative aimed at heightening awareness about children’s safety issues. With a focus on prevention, Take 25 encourages parents, guardians, and other trusted adult role models to spend time talking to kids and teaching them ways to stay safer.
Why Is Take 25 Important?
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children conducted a study and analyzed more than 7,000 attempted abduction cases for the 7-year period from February 2005 to January 2012 and found:
How Can I Become Involved?Take 25 encourages law enforcement to host their own child safety events. You can help by providing child ID kits to children in your community, hosting a school safety presentation, or distributing important safety information to parents and children. The resources provided by Take 25 include child ID kits, safety tips, and discussion guidelines, all of which help parents to begin an on-going conversation with their children about safety. All Take 25 child safety materials are available free of charge.
Each Take 25 event organizer receives an outreach kit which includes a campaign overview, sample outreach documents, event planning resources, and other materials that can be distributed at each event.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provides a wide array of training topics to law enforcement personnel pertaining to the investigation of exploitation, abduction, safety and victimization of children. NCMEC has offered the FOP an unprecedented training partnership. They will allow state lodge presidents to recommend qualified candidates for selected training courses. These openings will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. NCMEC's complete 2013-2014 Course Calendar is not yet available; however, some courses are available and are listed on their website: http://www.missingkids.com/Training/CEO. For more information you can email the Training Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join this grassroots movement and help keep our nation's children safe! To learn more about Take 25 or to register an event, please contact Jenna-Lyn Ryckebusch at (703) 837-6112 or email@example.com or visit www.take25.org. To learn more about the FOP's involvement, please contact Grace Lynch at (202) 547-8189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional ResourcesChild ID Kit
For Parents Emergency Contact Form
Event Organizer Kit