The Greenwood Police Department received notification on Monday, July 15, 2014 that they had successfully completed the necessary criteria to become members of the Missing Kids Readiness Project through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The Greenwood Police Department joins the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Department as being one of just seven law enforcement agencies in the United States who have achieved this status.

The Missing Kids Readiness Project promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Agencies will be recognized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® for meeting essential training and policy elements demonstrating preparedness for responding to a missing child incident.

Chief Dawson stated, "It was a great honor to have this title bestowed upon our police department. This training ensures we know what to do should the need arise in our community. It is also reassuring to know that Sebastian County will be on the same page. I believe it to be a great achievement to have two of the seven agencies in the United States recognized right here in Sebastian County."