FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, March 06, 2013
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
South Dakota Child Abduction Response Team to Conduct Mock Exercise at Kadoka High School
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Child Abduction Response Team (CART) will be participating in a training exercise on March 7, 2013, at Kadoka High School, to test and strengthen the state’s capabilities. This exercise will focus on the processing of volunteers for searches in missing children cases. In the case of a missing child, volunteers will arrive to help and this exercise will be used to organize those spontaneous volunteers including verifying their identities and best opportunity to utilize their unique abilities.
South Dakota CART is comprised of agencies from state, local and federal agencies whose goal is to be prepared to quickly respond when a child is abducted or missing under suspicious circumstances. South Dakota CART partners include the following: Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Investigation, FBI, Department of Public Safety, Hughes and Stanley County Emergency Management, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and Sioux Falls Police Department.
South Dakota CART achieved certification in 2009 and was the 5th team to nationally gain this important status. There are now currently 18 teams certified nationwide.
If you have any questions regarding the South Dakota CART team or the scheduled planned exercise contact Sara Rabern at 605-773-3215.