Save the Date! September 14, 2024 – 29th Annual COMEC Golf Tournament

The Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) is preparing for its 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on September 14, 2024, at the Links at Galloway (4-person scramble, shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.). This fundraiser helps fund our organization with staff, supplies, and general operating expenses. Details to follow: Please check back for our brochure and information on how to register.

COMEC would love to have you and your friends come and play in our charitable golf tourney, sponsor a hole, or make a donation to this worthwhile event. 

Please feel free to email us should you have any questions or need more information. 

Thanks to our Hole Sponsors!

1. A.C.R.E.(Retired City Employees)
2. BELFOR Property Restoration
3. Canup Engineering
4. Harvey Cook
5. Huey’s
6. IBEW (International Electrical Workers)
7. Jackson House Plumbing
8. Lakeside Behavioral
9. Rockers Oysterfella
10.Russann Lumber
11.Wood, Smith and Elzey

May 2024 Update

The Juvenile Court has temporarily closed access to the building while it evaluates environmental issues that have occurred within.  While this is certainly inconvenient, be assured that we will continue to offer our services and expertise throughout this interim basis.

2023 Year-End Message

I hope you and yours have had a wonderful holiday season, and I hope you are looking to continue your efforts to provide leadership and help for our work at COMEC

During 2023, our nonprofit charity has continued to meet the needs of the community by maintaining our service programs to all who need them, free of charge. 

We have:

  • Maintained an up-to-date comprehensive web site that promoted COMEC and the services we provide.
  • Maintained our Child Safety Programs
  • Maintained our Teen Substance Abuse Program
  • Participated in the Juvenile Court’s Truancy Prevention Program
  • Provided technical support for parents, caregivers and Law Enforcement who are searching forand recovering children
  • Provided free counseling for children and families at our Juvenile Court Office
  • Presented our 29th Annual Charity Golf Tourney fundraiser
  • Continued additional fundraising  for our worthwhile programs and services

This New Year (2024) will our organization’s 40th anniversary of operation.  Our organization has been working to promote the safety and protection of all children since 1984.  This is quite an achievement that many nonprofits do not share.  Most non-profits have a life span of less than 20 yers.

Our longevity is due to the continued reliable free services that we provide.  This coupled with the long standing caring and support of our Board Members, Juvenile Court, Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department all have all contributed to our success over the past forty years.

Having been Executive Director for the past thirty (30) years of COMEC has been my honor and privilege and I particularly appreciate the continued opportunity to work with troubled families and their children.  I have often said that if a person has helped one child then you have left your mark on this walk of life.

Len Edwards

Early 2022 – COMEC Update

COMEC is a non-profit agency that was established in 1984 as a cooperative effort between the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County and area law enforcement to better address the issues surrounding missing children and the issues that affect them.

COMEC has remained fully operational during 2021 and into 2022, and our offices and services have been open every day that the Court was open for business during the Pandemic. In 2021, COMEC experienced a continued decrease in the number of persons physically present in the Court and the majority of our services have been provided through telephonic or electronic data communications.

The COMEC Office handled calls for technical assistance on issues related to missing children (Runaways, Parental Abduction, and Stranger Abduction). Our services were provided free of charge to Law Enforcement, the Department of Children’s Services, Juvenile Court, and many others. COMEC also provides Child Safety Educational Programs, Teen Substance Abuse Screening, Bullying, and other programs to the community free of charge.

COMEC is very fortunate to have the continued support of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County and the Memphis Police Department. In fact, COMEC has an MPD Liaison Officer who promotes additional contact with area youth and the issues that affect them. Sgt. Tucker is also the Child Abduction Response Team representative and assists with AMBER Alerts.

September 10, 2022 – 27th Annual COMEC Golf Tournament

Join us at the Links at Galloway for another great tournament in 2022!

Click here for the 2022 brochure.

Our 2022 Hole Sponsors:

  • Canup Engineering
  • Jackson House Plumbing
  • A.C.R.E (Retired City Employees)
  • Mach 1
  • Harvey Cook
  • IBEW (International Electrical Workers)
  • Wood, Smith and Elzey
  • Russann Lumber
  • Gaylord Opryland
  • Outback Steakhouse
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 70239935_10157035531661028_8707658816654671872_o_10157035531656028-1024x768-1024x768.jpg
Please check back periodically for more information.

September 12, 2020 – 25th Annual COMEC Golf Tournament

Thank you to all of our participants, teams, and sponsors who made the 2020 Golf Tournament such a great time!

Corporate Sponsors:

  1. Great Wines
  2. Russann Lumber
  3. States Systems
  4. Standard Electric
  5. Galloway Golf Course
  6. Marco’s Pizza
  7. Power & Tel
  8. Wolfchase Honda
  9. Elete Electric

Hole Sponsors:

  1. Assoc. of City Retired Employees(ACRE)
  2. Canup Engineering
  3. Collision Craft
  4. Jackson House Plumbing
  5. Merrill Lynch
  6. Phelps Security
  7. Studio B Dance
  8. William Van Bingham
  9. In Memory of Bobby Autry
  10. Elete Electric

Click here for the 2020 Golf Tournament photos.

Memphis, TN Golf Tournament – The Links at Galloway – September 14, 2019

Click here for photos from the 24th Annual COMEC Golf Tournament.

Thank you to all who made the 2019 – 24th Annual COMEC Charity Golf Tournament such a great success!

We hope to see everyone back in 2020!

Corporate Sponsors:

  1. Great Wines

  2. Russann Lumber

  3. States Systems

  4. Standard Electric

  5. Galloway Golf Course

  6. Marco’s Pizza

  7. Power & Tel

  8. Wolfchase Honda

Hole Sponsors:

  1. Assoc. of City Retired Employees(ACRE)

  2. Canup Engineering

  3. Collision Craft

  4. IBEW Electrical Workers

  5. Jackson House Plumbing

  6. Marie Firtik

  7. Merrill Lynch

  8. Phelps Security

  9. Ramsey’s Home Repairs

  10. Studio B Dance

  11. William Van Bingham

  12. Wood, Smith, & Ellzey, CPA

  13. In Memory of Bobby Autry

  14. Elete Electric

  15. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN