Morgan City Police Chief James F. Blair is among the law enforcement leaders who attended a recent seminar at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Morgan City chief attends seminar on missing children
James F. Blair, chief of the Morgan City Police Department, just returned from the Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers, held just outside of the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia.
After receiving an invitation to attend the specifically designed training seminar for law enforcement executives,
Blair attended the program July 28-29, as a guest of the NCMEC.
Chief Blair joined 48 other chiefs and sheriffs who were also in attendance.
The program is designed to provide attendees like Blair a better understanding of the issues related to exploited children cases.
“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my (32) years as a law enforcement officer,” said Blair. “To have been selected in itself was an honor, but to be able to bring this knowledge home and put it into practice, is a plus for the citizens of Morgan City."
Funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency, NCMEC has trained over 312,00 law enforcement, criminal-juvenile justice and health care professionals on various missing and exploited children issues.
Once candidates are selected to attend, travel and lodging expenses during training are covered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children through a grant by OJJDP.