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First responding officer checklist

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  • RESPOND to ANY disappearance of a child as an Abduction Case until further information is developed.  

  • Child Abduction by a family member must be treated as an urgent missing child investigation.  

  • ALWAYS consider the child endangered until proven otherwise.


  • WITHOUT DELAY, broadcast supplemental information to all police communication channels, other patrol officers, other law enforcement agencies.

  • If the child is missing and endangered, contact CHP’s ENTAC at (916) 843-4199. (Phone number is not for public release.)

  • ENTAC will work with the investigating agency to activate an AMBER Alert, Endangered Missing Advisory, other missing persons alert, and/or offer investigative assistance and other resources.

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