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RLEA class features speaker from National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Capital Area Council of Governments Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA), which offers instruction to aspiring and current Texas peace officers, hosted a speaker from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at its recent Advanced Child Abuse Investigation class. David Boatright, executive director of the national center's Texas regional office, discussed crime statistics and the various resources available from his agency.

About 800,000 children are reported missing to law enforcement each year, according to Boatright's presentation, and more than 1.6 million in one year left home or stayed away overnight to escape physical or sexual abuse.

The three-day class, produced by the Texas Municipal Police Association, works to improve law enforcement's response to child abuse and neglect, especially sexual abuse and exploitation cases. RLEA's schedule of other continuing-education classes and its Basic Peace Officer Course are available online. > Go

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