Regional Communications Center earns certification

Prescott Police Chief Debora Black, second from right and Prescott City Manager Michael Lamar, right, present PRCC Manager Peggy Ford-Skibbe and PRCC Supervisor Vivian Marcott with the certificate.

Prescott Police Chief Debora Black, second from right and Prescott City Manager Michael Lamar, right, present PRCC Manager Peggy Ford-Skibbe and PRCC Supervisor Vivian Marcott with the certificate.

The Prescott Police Department is proud to announce that the Prescott Regional Communications Center has successfully completed the necessary criteria to become a certified member of the Missing Kids Readiness Project through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The PRCC is now one of only 249 agencies in the United States to have achieved this status, and the seventh in the State of Arizona.

This project ensures that 9-1-1 call centers are following best practice and industry standards when taking calls related to missing, endangered or sexually exploited children and that they are prepared to work in cooperation with their law enforcement partners to respond to a missing child incident.

To meet the requirements for certification, PRCC worked with NCMEC on their missing child policy to ensure it met the critical elements of NCMEC’s model policy for call centers.

In addition, the PRCC managers, leaders and staff all completed either classroom or online training demonstrating their knowledge of policy and procedure for these critical cases.