By: Jim Taff, CEO, Premier Security
Child abduction and exploitation is a very real and serious issue that occurs in many of America’s major cities, just like right here in Chicago. According to the FBI, there were over 460,000 reports of missing children in the United States during the year of 2015 entered into the National Crime Information Database.
Plain and simple, these numbers are staggering. Which is why Premier Security has decided to take a stand and support the efforts of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) by providing specialized security officer training to each of our over 1,000 employees in what to know for these types of crimes. But, we are also taking our support one step further. To help raise awareness of this very serious issue and to educate families on how to keep kids safe, we are hosting Chicago’s first 5K Run/Walk benefiting NCMEC.
On October 15, 2016, hundreds of families will gather together and run/walk to raise awareness and support NCMEC’s mission. Starting and finishing in DuSable Harbor, runners and walkers from throughout Illinois will block out the lakefront trail. The event will include a 5k Run and Walk, a Kid’s Dash, Face Painting, Bounce House, Kids IDing, Post Race Party and many other great activities for the entire family. Registration for this event is now open. We welcome anyone to join us who is willing to help raise awareness or learn ways that they can keep their children safe. We are extremely excited to be able to host such a worthwhile event and are looking forward to a very successful day!
Premier Security is a BOMA/Chicago Annual Premier Sponsor.