Division of Criminal Investigation

Child Abduction Response Team (CART)


The Division’s CART Program fills the most critical law enforcement needs in the state-wide response to child abductions.  CART is a team of individuals from DCI who are trained and prepared to respond to a report of a missing, endangered or abducted child.  CART leverages resources to aid in the search and rescue efforts and to assist the agency of jurisdiction in its investigation.  The role of the CART is not to supplant the investigation of the local jurisdiction, but rather to enhance the ongoing investigation with a cooperative approach involving trained DCI law enforcement personnel, resources and technology.