Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team


May 9, 2014

Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team

Moments matter when a child is abducted, and the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment teams are ready to immediately respond.


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Mollie Halpern: Moments matter when a child is abducted, and the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment teams are ready to immediately respond.

Scott Schelble: The FBI wants to be involved from the onset, and we’re willing to deploy assets from the onset. The top priority is the safe recovery of the child and the apprehension of the offender.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. The Child Abduction Rapid Deployment—or CARD—teams are composed of a dozen or so special agents with expertise and experience of working crimes against children cases. The five teams are strategically located throughout the United States. CARD Team Coordinator Scott Schelble...

Schelble: What’s great about the team is that they offer this collection of experience and knowledge that you’re just not going to find anywhere else. And that’s because they’ve been specifically selected for this mission.

Halpern: CARD teams work closely with local law enforcement.

Schelble: It’s critical to have a collaborative, combined, and cohesive law enforcement response—which means that everybody is on the same page.

Halpern: CARD teams have a nearly 90 percent success rate in identifying and apprehending child abductors. To learn more, visit www.fbi.gov

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