The Attleboro Police Department is now using “A Child Is Missing” program. A Child Is Missing (ACIM), is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1996, that was created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly during the crucial first hours of disappearance.
Activated only by law enforcement, the ACIM program now serves the entire states of Florida, Rhode Island, Alaska, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nevada, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia along with Boulder, Colo.; and portions of Kentucky, Massachusetts and California. As federal, state or private funding becomes available, the ACIM program can be given to law enforcement anywhere across the nation.
Thanks to high-tech telephony, ACIM can place 1,000 calls in sixty seconds, can process multiple cases simultaneously, and can work without jurisdictional boundaries. When law enforcement relays information on a missing child or vulnerable person to ACIM, a technician records a personalized message with case details asking residents for help in looking around. Answering machines can pick up ACIM calls so that residents can hear the alert when returning home. ACIM success stories abound.
For more information on this program please visit http://www.achildismissing.org/