(TOPEKA, Kan.) — The Kansas Child Abduction Response Team (CART) became the 10th team in the nation to receive certification from the US Department of Justice.
It happened at the 7th annual National AMBER Alert Symposium in Phoenix.
In all, five states received certification at the symposium.
In order to receive certification from the Department of Justice, the Kansas CART program had to have a full scale mock child abduction that was evaluated by assessors from the USDOJ.
The team of assessors also evaluated the policies and procedures put into place by CART.
The mock abduction took place on October 1st in Arkansas City and involved representatives from the Attorney General's office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Cowley County Sheriff's office, the Arkansas City police department, the Winfield police department, and a number of state and local agencies
The Attorney General's CART Program will train local community CARTs.