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ASTORIA 911 MANAGER JEFF RUSIECKI ATTENDS PRESTIGIOUS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PROGRAM FOCUSED ON PROTECTING LOCAL CHILDREN
Specialized course about available resources teaches valuable tactics in protecting and saving children.
Emergency Communications Manager Jeff Rusiecki, Astoria 911 Manager, attended the prestigious Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar, held just outside the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) located in Alexandria, VA. After receiving an invitation to attend the specifically designed training seminar for Law Enforcement Executives and 911 Emergency Center Managers, Jeff Rusiecki attended the program on Sunday & Monday, July 7-8th, as a guest of the NCMEC.
Jeff joined 53 other Chiefs, Sheriffs, and 911 Managers who were also selected and invited, to attend the 144th session of the CEO course, and Rusiecki is now one of more than 5,000 who have completed this training.
The Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executives was designed to provide attendees like Rusiecki with a better understanding of the issues of missing and sexually exploited children – and how to specifically deal with the situation of a child who’s been reported missing – when time is critical.
“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my 15 years in Public Safety. Both as the Manager of a 911 Center and as a Reserve Police Officer” said Jeff Rusiecki. “To have been selected in itself, was an honor, but to be able to bring this knowledge home and put it into practice, is a plus for the citizens we serve.
Created in 1997 and funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency (OJJDP), the CEO training discusses the needed steps in implementing best practices for call takers, responding officers, investigators, and Command Staff.
Once candidates are selected to attend, all travel and lodging expenses during training are covered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through a grant by OJJDP.