Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Division received an award and was recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for being the first agency in South Carolina to be certified as a NCMEC 911 call center.
Anderson County is now one of only 70 agencies nationwide, and the only one in South Carolina, to have proven their commitment to protecting our children by completing all the necessary steps to become a National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 9-1-1 Call Center Partner. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office E-911 center achieved this status by successfully completing all of the necessary requirements to become a NCMEC 9-1-1 Call Center Partner.
Every year 800,000 children go missing in the United States. That’s more than 2,000 children per day. Every 9-1-1 call center must have in place policies and training to help ensure every missing and sexually exploited child is given the best chance to be found alive and unharmed.
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