WCSO officially certified in child abduction response

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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WCP) - A team specializing in child abduction is now nationally recognized for their skills.

Last month, the Northwest Florida Child Abduction Response Team participated in a mock child abduction exercise.

Wednesday, the Walton County Sheriff's Office announced official notification of their certification by the Department of Justice.

The Northwest Florida C.A.R.T. is now one of six C.A.R.T. teams in the state and one of 23 nationwide who carry that qualification.