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  • Sedgwick County Exploited and Missing Child Unit

    Lt. Travis Rakestraw

    130 S. Market Suite B050
    Wichita, KS 67202
    p. 316.660-9478
    f. 316.660-9486
    EMERGENCY 9-1-1

Exploited and Missing Child Unit

A joint investigative unit of members from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Wichita Police Department and Kansas Department of Children and FamiliesA Joint unit Specialized in the investigation of crimes against children

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 the 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.

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Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.