CIRCLEVILLE – Today Circleville Police and Communications received two awards via mail from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sadly the officers and staff could not travel to the August 13th event because of cuts to the budget.
“The Circleville Police Department and Communications Center were invited to have representatives receive these prestigious awards in person on August 13th during an official award ceremony. This award ceremony will be held at the APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Although greatly honored by this invitation, we were unable to accept due to staffing and budget issues.”
These awards were presented to the Circleville Police Department and Circleville Police Department Communications Center as part of our induction into the Missing Kids Readiness Program. Out of the over 800 law enforcement agencies in Ohio, the Circleville Police Department is only the second to have completed this advanced training and be inducted into the Missing Kid Readiness Program. Additionally, the Circleville Police Department Communications Center was honored to become the sixth Communications Center in Ohio and the only Communications Center in Pickaway County to have completed this advanced training and be inducted into the Missing Kid Readiness Program as well.
“The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was very understanding and gladly mailed these awards to us.”
These awards will be proudly put on display in the lobby of the Circleville Police Department for all visitors to see.