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 CART in Action - Training Exercises

Brazos Valley Child Abduction Response Team Training Exercise
Watch this excellent example a CART Program's efforts to train and prepare its members for rapid and comprehensive response to child abduction incidents!
The Brazos Valley Child Abduction Response Team (BV-CART) conducted training exercises in Madisonville, Texas, on December 16, 2014. This video highlights their efforts and the benefits of large-scale training exercises such as this. To learn more about Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Training, click here.

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 CART Certification - Learn More!

Visit the Child Abduction Response Team (CART) page today to learn more about the CART Certification Program. Certification consists of a review of policies and protocols covering a comprehensive array of standards and includes a mock field abduction exercise to test the proficiency and capabilities of the CART program. Teams are evaluated in response, policy compliance, operational capacity and overall performance. Teams successfully completing the assessment, policy compliance standards and all other certification requirements will be certified for performance by the U.S. Department of Justice.