The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Commemorates National Missing Children’s Day

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The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are embarking on a bold initiative to launch a coordinated effort across the United States to assist parents and guardians with protecting their children.

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are embarking on a bold initiative to launch a coordinated effort across the United States to assist parents and guardians with protecting their children.

FLEOA National President Art Gordon has announced that, “On May 25th, 2006, FLEOA'S chapters in 27 major cities, will provide parents across the country with the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted and photographed as a safety precaution. These child identification events will occur at schools, fire houses, churches, community centers and some government buildings. This important initiative is intended to combat the epidemic of child abductions. We must protect our nation’s children.”

Please go to the FLEOA website at http://www.FLEOA.org to identify an event site in FLEOA chapters will be working with local school boards, other law enforcement groups, American businesses and community stakeholders in this noble volunteer effort. All participating chapters will have fingerprint kits on hand, as well as a digital camera for photographs. FLEOA volunteers will provide parents with their child's fingerprints and a digital photo on a disk. Additionally, FLEOA members will educate parents on useful safeguards which will help them to protect their children.

This initiative is being by supported by two of our nation’s top law enforcement leaders, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Both of these leaders recognize the importance of this initiative.

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) was founded in 1977 and is the largest nonpartisan professional association today exclusively representing Federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA represents over 24,000 Federal agents from over 50 different Federal agencies. FLEOA’s National Officers are all active duty Federal agents who volunteer their valuable time to improve Federal law enforcement and work with other law enforcement organizations towards a common goal of keeping our nation safe. One of FLEOA’s top priorities is protecting our children.

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Arthur Lester
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