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Chief Bryan attends Department of Justice program focused on protecting children

Chief Bryan attends program on protecting area children
Published: Friday, July 15th, 2016

Chief James T. Bryan, Director of Public Safety for Butler Community College, recently attended the Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers.

The event was held at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in Alexandria, VA.

Bryan attended the invitation-only seminar for law enforcement executives on June 28-29 as a guest of NCMEC. He joined 48 other chiefs and sheriffs from around the country as the event provided our national law enforcement with better understanding of the issues related to exploited children cases.

“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my 30 years as a law enforcement officer,” Bryan said. “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 our campus community and citizens of the area.

Funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), NCMEC has trained more thsn 312,000 law enforcement officers as well as criminal/juvenile justice and healthcare professionals on various missing and exploited children issues.

Bryan and Butler’s public safety team of nine officers will use information from the seminar to help further aid Butler and its surrounding communities.