History 2018-11-20T19:21:11+00:00


2001 2018-05-04T08:33:59+00:00

September 2001 : Local law enforcement agencies meet to discuss need for unified policies/procedures for dealing with missing/abducted children

2002 2018-05-04T08:34:45+00:00

January 2002 : Representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provide model policy/procedures for dealing with missing/abducted children and provide training for first responders.

Spring 2002 : Model policy approved and adopted by law enforcement agencies throughout Brazos County.

Summer 2002 : String of high profile child abductions/murders bring national attention to issue of missing/abducted children.

September 2002 : Gov Perry creates statewide Amber Alert Network administered through Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management.

Fall/Winter 2002 : Representatives of 20 different law enforcement agencies throughout 7 county region of the Brazos Valley meet to prepare localized plan to supplement state Amber Alert Network.

2003 2018-05-04T08:38:47+00:00

Spring 2003 : Meetings between law enforcement agencies, local media representatives and Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) finalize proposed plan for Amber Alert Network Brazos Valley (AANBV).

June 2003 : Participating law enforcement agencies sign participation agreement and representative board elected for AANBV.

2004 2018-05-04T08:39:19+00:00

Spring 2004 : Full scale public test of AANBV results in quick distribution of information and identifies technical limitations to be addressed.

2005 2018-05-04T08:39:39+00:00

Fall/Spring 2005 : Representatives of AANBV team with State of Texas Amber Alert Coordinator to conduct training in other communities beginning their own local Amber Alert plan.

2007 2018-05-04T08:41:33+00:00

Summer 2007 : AANBV representative board re-appointed and local AANBV website created as means of public awareness/education.

September 2007 : AANBV adds secondary distribution of Amber Alerts (Wireless Amber Alerts) through NCMEC to the local plan.

2008 2018-05-04T08:42:28+00:00

Summer 2008 : AANBV representative board begins process of creating Child Abduction Response Team (CART) for region.

2009 2018-05-04T08:42:53+00:00

Spring 2009 : AANBV designates steering committee to continue formation of Brazos Valley Child Abduction Response Team (BVCART).

June 2009 : BVCART steering committee members attend CART training sponsored by Department of Justice in San Antonio.

Fall 2009 : AANBV distributes Memorandum of Understanding to 27 law enforcement agencies throughout Brazos Valley region.

2010 2018-05-04T08:43:47+00:00

January 2010 : Formal BVCART announcement with 19 law enforcement agencies signed as part of team.

February 2010 : Initial 2-day training for BVCART members.

September 2010 : BVCART Tabletop Exercise and Case Study

2011 2018-05-04T08:44:09+00:00

May 2011 : BVCART Mock Child Abduction Exercise-Burleson County, Texas

September 2011 : On site assessment of BVCART by DOJ & AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs