FBI creates team to combat kidnapping

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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - Law enforcement agencies from all over Central Louisiana gathered for special training. A new team has been developed to react quickly when children are in danger.

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The Joint-child Abduction Rapid Deployment team is composed of nearly 50 law enforcement agencies around Central Louisiana. The team finished the last day of their 3-day training on Thursday afternoon.

Moving further, the group will be responsible for responding quickly when a child is reported missing.

This is the 10th J-Card team in the United States and FBI’s Special Agent Robert King said the new group will do great.

"This group, we've done this all over the country, they're doing a phenomenal job,” King explained. “If a child goes missing here in Central Louisiana, and this groups deployed, I think the child’s chances of being recovered safely has gone up tremendously."

During a press release Thursday afternoon, FBI agents also discussed a mobile app that puts your child’s safety in your own hands. For more information on the FBI’s Child ID app visit: https://www.fbi.gov/news/apps/child-id-app

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