Information Obtained to Help Police Department Improve Services in City

Chief Michael Lyle, front row, fifth from left, attended the Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers. (Courtesy Photo Melrose Police)

MELROSE — The Melrose Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief Michael L. Lyle recently attended the prestigious Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers.

The training was held on May 7-9 at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia.

Chief Lyle attended this invitation-only program designed exclusively for law enforcement leaders, 911 communications center directors and Missing Children Clearinghouse managers.

Attendees obtained in-depth information, policies and resources to handle cases of missing, abducted and exploited children.

“During this intense training, we were introduced to significant resources available to support victims, communities and law enforcement when investigating missing and exploited children,” Chief Lyle said. “I want thank all of the instructors for sharing their expertise, especially those who lost children under the most horrific circumstances. They are truly some of the most remarkable individuals I have ever had the privilege of meeting.”

Together with 29 other chiefs, 911 communications directors, Missing Children Clearinghouse managers and designated command staff, Chief Lyle is now one of more than 6,000 public safety leaders who have completed this specialized training program.

Created in 1997 and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, the training seminar discusses the essential steps in implementing best practices for call takers, responding officers, investigators and command staff.

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