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Northstate's Child Abduction Response Team Explains How They Work

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Mar 21 2013 08:20:47 PM CDT
REDDING,Calif -

A Northstate group focuses on finding missing children. The team is called the Child Abduction Response Team, also known as ‘CART’.

The team is made up of about 60 specially trained investigators from multiple local, state and federal agencies that can respond at a moment’s notice to find missing kids.

The team covers Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou counties. Yreka’s California Highway Patrol Captain Commander George Peck is the one who leads CART.

Peck said it became active 8 months ago.

Captain Peck said all the CART team needs is a phone call from an investigating company letting them know how much man power is needed.

"Every county, every city has identified equipment that we can use we bring resources as far as a tip line we can set that up in any county, “said Captain Peck.

The CART team knows that when a child goes missing , they have to act fast.

"It’s crucial that we find them as quick as possible that's why we have so many people coming at once and we canvas as much area as we can because time is not on our side," said Captain Peck.