TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - For the next four days, law enforcement personnel from more than 15 different southern Arizona agencies will be trained by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The agencies will be learning from the FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) team. The plan is to teach skills and investigative techniques to successfully respond to child abductions. This team responds nationally and sometimes abroad when there's an abduction.
There's a team in Phoenix and now there's a team in southern Arizona coordinated by Oro Valley police.
"When something happens, it isn't the time to make plans, you need to already have plans and polices in place, "Oro Valley police Chief Daniel Sharp said.
The FBI says it went on 13 deployments nationally last fiscal year. In every single one of the cases, the child was returned to their family or the child's body was recovered.
The training is being held at the Tucson Police Department's west-side station.