Westchester on high alert to protect missing children
Westchester County Executive Andy Spano and State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced Thursday the county?s participation in a program for missing children.
Westchester is the first county government in the state to adopt ?Code Adam,? a nationally renowned system for locating missing children and preventing child abductions. The program will set a standardized procedure that will go into parks and public places.
The county says what makes ?Code Adam? different is that it brings about a heightened sense of alert. Officials say wasting time in a child abduction could mean losing a life. Fifty parks employees will be trained by the state attorney general's office.