Training for Law Enforcement

If you need help with a minor who is missing, please call our professional caseworkers immediately at 800-587-4357. We help many law enforcement agencies search for and recover missing children.

CA Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST)

The Polly Klaas Foundation has CA POST certified instructors for the Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI), is a presenter, and also offers two courses through CA POST so law enforcement professionals can obtain continuing education credits while acquiring more information on the issue of missing children. 


  1. Course Number: 33344 – Children: Missing & Exploited (aka Our Missing Children)

Our Missing Children is a basic course designed to provide training to law enforcement professionals about the issues missing children and the sex trafficking of minors. The course covers non-family and family abductions, online abductions, endangered runaways, and human trafficking. 

  • Course Number: 22269 – Kidnapping Investigative Responses

This course uses the Polly Klaas abduction case to demonstrate the investigative steps that need to be taken in a kidnapping case. The FBI Child Abduction Response Plan will be used to present various issues when investigating this type of crime and many resources are provided to the students. 

Additional Training

The Polly Klaas Foundation has been a presenter at numerous national conferences and symposiums, including the Crimes Against Children Conference (CACC), the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference (MUPC), the International Symposium on Child Abuse. We have also presented at regional trainings for the CA Department of Justice Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit. 

Our training topics have included:

  • Online Abductions & the Sex Trafficking of Minors
  • Our Missing Children: Are They Being Trafficked?
  • Sex Trafficking in Schools 
  • The Sex Trafficking of Minors: Runaways vs. Online Abductions
  • The Sex Trafficking of Minors: Tools for Recovery

If your agency and/or partners are in need of training on any of these topics, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time by contacting [email protected]