the national child protection task force

law enforcement: do you need assistance on a case?

To get started, please accurately describe your relation to the case

Please note: We work directly with law enforcement. If you are a family member you will not receive a response from our investigative team. Want to know more about why our task force doesn’t work directly with families?

Rapid Response
Task Force

assisting law enforcement with child-focused investigations

  • Mapping & interpreting location information
  • Open-source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Victim & suspect identification
  • Photo and object analysis
  • Geolocation services
  • General investigation assistance
  • Cryptocurrency/blockchain analysis
  • Reviewing cold cases for potential leads
  • Prosecution involving digital evidence
  • Best practices for evidence collection, legal process, and privacy considerations
  • Trauma-informed investigative techniques
  • Mapping & interpreting location information
  • Open-source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Victim & suspect identification
  • Photo and object analysis
  • Geolocation services
  • General investigation assistance
  • Cryptocurrency/blockchain analysis
  • Reviewing cold cases for potential leads
  • Prosecution involving digital evidence
  • Best practices for evidence collection, legal process, and privacy considerations
  • Trauma-informed investigative techniques

The NCPTF works alongside law enforcement to solve complex crimes against children & missing persons cases with speed and precision.

Comprised of gifted investigators from the public & private sectors, our task force helps law enforcement tackle complex child-focused investigations.

We combine open source intelligence, expert investigators, and cutting-edge resources to locate missing kids, identify predators, and help law enforcement return justice to survivors in communities across the US.

We facilitate safe, ethical access to the latest in modern investigative technology for law enforcement in any community– at no cost

Our well-developed network spans major technology companies, social platforms, and experts all over the world, united to find missing kids.
The NCPTF is made up of intelligence professionals from all walks of life, providing investigative expertise & life-saving support to law enforcement when it counts.

I'm a family member needing help

Unfortunately, we are not able to work directly with families. Our task force serves as a support to law enforcement facing complex child-focused cases, in communities nationwide. We are only able to provide intelligence directly to law enforcement.

What can I do? Invite the investigator assigned to your case to contact the NCPTF for assistance.

Visit our Families of Missing Children page for practical strategies for immediate action and sustained support to support you through this challenging time.

If you or someone else are in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police and visit our Get Help page for additional support resources.

what is your process?

When a case is submitted our team of investigators reviews the submitting officer's credentials and all provided case details.

We activate our network of investigative volunteers who work to find and verify patterns that tell a story about the victim's whereabouts, and the people around them.

We also assess what technology solutions would help the investigator, facilitating access to a suite of cutting-edge resources based on each case's unique needs.

Then we activate our network to surround the investigator with the information they need to recover kids safely and restore justice.

how can i get law enforcement to work with ncptf?

Share this website with the investigator assigned to the child's case. Our task force takes a collaborative approach, working with each investigator to provide intelligence, support, and access to technology that would otherwise be cost prohibitive in most departments.

We do not conduct investigations independent of law enforcement. We take pride in helping investigators solve cases and restore justice in their community.

what does an investigator get from the ncptf?

Our Intelligence document is created by the NCPTF team on each and every case. It includes a case summary and actionable intelligence findings. This document lays out clear, actionable data with strategies to empower the investigator to swiftly push the investigation towards its conclusion.

The NCPTF works closely with the investigator to provide support at every stage of the investigation.

We provide our services at no cost to the community

Harnessing technology to make a positive impact in the fight against child exploitation

Since its’ inception in 2019, the NCPTF has grown to include some of the world’s foremost intelligence, legal, and cybersecurity experts, all united to help make a safer world for today’s children. In addition, we’ve welcomed investigative volunteers from around the globe and developed a strong network with top tech brands, all with the singular goal of providing rapid-response case assistance to law enforcement on child-focused investigations.

We’re here to help sharpen law enforcement’s ability to return missing, endangered, and exploited children to safety. Step by step, we are making progress towards a safer tomorrow in communities nationwide.

on demand support for law enforcement

We assist investigators with rapid response support on child-focused investigations.

Submit Case Assist Request

Step one: The investigator requests assistance with the case

An investigator challenged with a child-focused case reaches out to us for specialized support. This initial step is crucial, as it sets the stage for our collaboration, allowing us to quickly gather necessary information and prepare an effective response strategy to help support the investigator.

Investigation

The NCPTF team springs into action, working alongside the investigator

Our team immediately collaborates with the investigator, blending our specialized skills with their knowledge of the case. Through this close partnership, we leverage technology, our network, and advanced investigative strategies to identify new leads and accelerate the case.

Report Delivery

We deliver a customized report of actionable intelligence findings to the investigator

We finalize our collaborative efforts with a detailed, actionable intelligence report, tailor-made for the investigator. This concise document outlines clear recommendations for next steps, enabling swift action to advance the investigation towards resolution.

It isn’t enough to find the child and arrest the suspect. We teach the officers how to treat these cases from the beginning– initial reports, search warrants, collecting evidence… you have to do it all right so that you have an airtight case. 

together we can create better outcomes for missing kids