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WATERLOO (KWWL) -
Two investigators with the Waterloo Police Department are in St. Paul, Minn., this week training in missing children and abduction cases.
Five AMBER Alerts have been issued in the state of Iowa in the last four years. The City of Waterloo hasn't had an abduction case in at least the past five years, but the police department is called upon to assist in nearby cases.
Waterloo Police say this is one of about 100 trainings officers go to every year, ranging from cases of sexual abuse, assault, abductions and firearms training.
"This is a great opportunity for us to send a couple officers to not only learn skills to investigate these crimes, but they'll also bring back techniques they can teach our other officers," said Frank Krogh, Director of Training with Waterloo Police.
The four-day training course began July 21. The investigators will train in all steps of a missing child case, including initial response time, suspect profiling, crime scene evidence and interrogation techniques.
Corey Nosko of Waterloo takes his son to the park every week. He said his two-year-old Cayden is a bundle of energy and he can't let him out of his sight for even a second.
Nosko said, in today's day and age, he's glad to see police treating these cases as a top priority.
The training is federally funded and will continue through Thursday.
Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
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