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.