When a child goes missing, every second matters.
So does having the right kind of information.
We've built TN KIDKIT as a resource to help parents and guardians assist law enforcement if a child in their home goes missing.
Take the time, right now, to prepare, just in case.
First, save the correct TN KidKit to your device, then open and fill out one for every child in your home.
Save the document and keep it on your devices, and also consider printing out several hard copies.
Looking ahead, consider setting a calendar reminder every six months or every year to update your child's TN KidKit.
Hear from TBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Shelly Smitherman, as she discusses key issues and other details about missing children in Tennessee.
Is Your Child Missing? Take These Immediate Steps!
1. Call your local law enforcement agency immediately.
2. Search in and around your property. Pay particular attention to spots your child may be inclined to hide, such as closets, basements, under beds, or outbuildings.
3. Check with relatives, neighbors, and friends of your child. For older children, check all forms of communication used by your family to see if your child has provided information about a change in plans or updated schedule.