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Fla. police hone missing children policies

Both at local and state level, authorities give them higher priority

Florida Times-Union

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Although cases of missing, abducted and even murdered children have rocked Northeast Florida for the past year, law enforcement agencies and advocates for children say the state is at the forefront in confronting the issue.

Florida has a history of creating tools and programs law enforcement agents can use in missing-person cases, said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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