That type of response will be tested Tuesday in St. Joseph.
The St. Joseph Police Department is leading a drill for the regional Child Abduction Response Team (CART) that will send officers into action.
They will be sent to a location in town to investigate a scenario that's been preplanned by the CART team leader.
They will not have any details ahead of time, but they'll be tested on how quickly they can gather information and communicate during the response.
The mock drill is part of a certification process for CART.
Officers from various agencies will be involved along with emergency responders and school leaders.
Police will send a Nixle alert to let the community know that this is just a drill, but they are not releasing the time and location because they want it to be as close to a real situation as possible for those involved.
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