Lt. Travis Rakestraw
1211 S. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67211
The Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU) conducts the investigations
of alleged child abuse cases in Sedgwick County. Investigators from the
Wichita Police Department
and Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and social workers from
Kansas Department for Children and Families
(DCF) -- Child Protective Services work as a team to
investigate over 2,000 cases a year of child abuse, missing and abducted
children, internet exploitation and crimes against children. This
specialized unit assists ALL law enforcement agencies in Sedgwick County as well
as other agencies throughout the state of Kansas.
In recognition of the sensitive nature of these cases, EMCU staff receive
specialized training for crimes against children that enables them to perform
their duties with the least amount of trauma to the child victims. There are
multiple phases to any investigation - these can include interviewing the
victim, witnesses, and the perpetrator; identifying corroborating (or
supporting) evidence; presenting evidence for the prosecution of the offender;
and to provide services and resources to the child and their caregivers.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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