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Child Abduction and Exploitation Investigations During Disasters and Emergencies

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This webinar is presented by the National Criminal Justice Training Center. The webinar presenter is Robert Lowery, who recently served as the vice president of the Missing Children Division for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He is responsible for all operational components for reports on missing children, including case management, child abduction rapid-response, long-term missing children, children missing from care, missing children with special needs, unidentified deceased children, homicides and violence against children, and biometrics.

Bob has over 30 years of law enforcement experience having served as the Assistant Chief of Police for the Florissant, Missouri Police Department and Commander of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, the oldest and largest multi-jurisdictional homicide task force in the United States. He was directly responsible for homicide and violent crime investigations in the entire St. Louis Metropolitan Region.

He is the author of several law enforcement publications on the topics of investigation of violent crime, homicide, unidentified human remains, abducted and missing children, and missing children with special needs. He is a co-author and editor of the “Missing and Abducted Children: A Law Enforcement Guide to Case Investigation and Program Management,” the primary author of the “Law Enforcement Investigative Guide for Long-Term Missing Children,” and the author of the “Law Enforcement Response Guide to Missing Children with Special Needs” on behalf of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Bob participated as a member of the Child Abduction Analysis Team (CAAT) for the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) in Quantico, Virginia. He was an original member of the board of advisors for the "Team Adam" Program for NCMEC, and additionally served on the selection committee for "Team Adam" consultants. Additionally, he is a past president of the International Homicide Investigators Association and continues to serve as the vice president for education and training. He actively participated in organizing IHIA symposiums in St. Louis; the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia; the National Crime Faculty – Bramshill, Hampshire, England; Houston; Orlando; Reno; Tampa, Washington, D.C.; New Orleans; Clearwater, Florida; St. Louis; San Francisco; Las Vegas; and Philadelphia.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri and a graduate of the FBI National Academy – class 177.

If you are not available to attend the live webinar, not to worry, we are recording the live webinar. All registrants will receive an email, within two weeks after the live webinar, containing instructions on how to access and view the recorded webinar and other training opportunities.

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Date Created: July 31, 2020