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FBI Employees Among Those Recognized by NCMEC

FBI Director James Comey spoke at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Congressional Breakfast and Law Enforcement Recognition Program, held May 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C., where a number of FBI employees were among the law enforcement personnel honored for their work.

May 09, 2014 04:30 PM

FBI Employees Among Those Recognized by NCMEC


A number of FBI employees were among the law enforcement personnel honored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) at its Congressional Breakfast and Law Enforcement Recognition Program held May 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Each year, NCMEC selects law enforcement representatives for special recognition of their extraordinary service on cases involving missing or exploited children.

The Bureau employees—along with the federal, state, and local partners they worked with—were chosen for their outstanding work in apprehending a Ten Most Wanted Fugitive, bringing down a child pornography and sex trafficking ring, safely recovering an abducted child, and finding justice for a missing child by apprehending the suspect and recovering the child’s remains.

FBI Director James Comey spoke at the event, congratulating all of the honorees and stressing the importance of private sector partners like NCMEC in addressing “the plague” of crimes against children. He also detailed the FBI’s commitment to protecting children—highlighting such initiatives as our multi-agency Child Exploitation Task Forces around the country, the Innocence Lost operation that identifies and disrupts child sex trafficking rings, the Child Sex Tourism Initiative that identifies American citizens who reside or travel overseas to engage in illicit sexual contact with children, our Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team, and our Office for Victim Assistance, which supports young victims of these crimes.

Said Comey, “National security remains the Bureau’s highest priority, but our criminal programs—and especially our work to try and protect the most vulnerable, to rescue and save kids—are at the core of this organization…. We are pained whenever anyone is victimized. We are pained and heartbroken when that victim is a child.”

The FBI partners with NCMEC on many of the above mentioned programs. Since 1998, the Bureau has assigned agents and analysts to NCMEC full-time to work jointly on numerous operational, training, and awareness initiatives focused on protecting children from dangerous predators.

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