GROVELAND — The Groveland Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief Jeffrey Gillen recently completed the prestigious Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers.

Chief Jeffrey Gillen recently attended the Missing & Exploited Children Seminar for Chief Executive Officers in Virginia. (Courtesy Photo Groveland Police)

The training was held on June 4-6 at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Chief Gillen traveled to attend this invitation-only program, designed exclusively for law enforcement leaders, 911 communications center directors, and Massachusetts Missing Children Clearinghouse managers.

Together with 29 other chiefs, 911 communications directors, Missing Children Clearinghouse managers and designated command staff, Chief Gillen is now one of more than 6,000 public safety leaders who have completed this specialized training program.

The Missing & Exploited Children Seminar provides attendees with in-depth information, policies and resources to handle cases of missing, abducted and exploited children.

“This has been one of the most valuable experiences for me in my 35 years as a law enforcement officer,” Chief Gillen said. “To have been selected was an honor in itself, but to be able to bring this knowledge home and put it into practice is a plus for the entire Groveland community.”

Created in 1997 and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, the training seminar discusses the essential steps in implementing best practices for call takers, responding officers, investigators and command staff.


Groveland Police Chief Attends Department of Justice Program to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Children in Town

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