About the KlaasKIDS National Search Center

Why do we do what we do:

You call 911 and utter the phrase that will reduce the most self-possessed adult to a quivering mass of fear and indecision, “My child is missing”, and thus begins the nightmare. From this point forward every minute until your child is recovered, plunges you into an ever-expanding downward spiral as you are faced with the grim reality that you don’t have a clue as to what to do; that control is a tenuous concept at best. Your child that has fallen prey to a kidnapper who can disappear at a mile a minute, so there is not a moment to lose; missteps are not an option; and equivocation can cost lives. This is where the KlaasKids Search Center can help.

Who we are:

The KlaasKids Search Center offers a highly trained search manager to assist in organizing a community search effort on behalf of a missing child. The Search Center will respond to child abductions when we are contacted by a family member of the missing child or by the jurisdictional law enforcement agency. We will provide on-site assistance in organizing a volunteer search effort while providing liaison with law enforcement, the community and the family.

The search center team also offers highly trained searchers who are all nationally certified through the National Association for Search and Rescue at either the SAR Tech I or II level. Our K9s are also nationally certified through various organizations such as NASAR, NSDA and NAPWDA.

Where do we operate:

We operate nationally and never charge for our services. We have assisted on large missions within the US (Michelle Le, Sierra LaMar, Caylee Anthony, Hailee Dunn, Amber DuBois). We have participated in several searches outside the US, in countries such as Canada, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands.