Local police are working to improve their investigations in missing children cases.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hosted a training in Boise for law enforcement leaders.
As of May this year, Idaho Falls reported 41 runaways
Nationally, more than 100,000 kids go missing a year.
Chief Mark McBride says this training allowed leaders to get more of an insight into the investigation process.
Leaders also heard from a family that’s had a missing child for 20 years.
Idaho Falls police will now look into their policy and see if any changes are needed.
“It brought to light the problem throughout the nation, talked about polices and how we can make sure our policies are up to current standards and again the resources,” said Mark McBride, Police Chief of Idaho Falls.