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Protect Kids KC

Education to keep our kids safe.

It’s simple, too many children go missing every day due to lack of education and awareness.
Entercom KC is launching a new initiative:  Protect Kids KC in partnership with KC Child Search, Inc’s, Kelli Bailiff*.  It is our goal to educate Kansas City’s parents and children with preventative tips in order to arm them with smart solutions to keep our kids safe.  In the event that a child does go missing, this platform will also be used to get pictures and information out to KC.


Kelli Bailiff is a Lieutenant with Wyandotte County Sherriff’s Department and has made it her mission to find missing children and educate KC and surrounding areas with preventative tips to keep kids safe.  She has received national recognition in Washington DC from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for most children found.

Kelli’s passion for kids safety lead her to start, KC Child Search, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501C-3) organization that helps to locate missing and abducted children. Another large function is to educate children and parents about safety and how to avoid becoming a victim of abuse and abduction. KC Child Search was founded in 1996 by Kelli Bailiff and incorporated in 2003.

Lt. Kelli Bailiff being honored for her work

Lt. Kelli Bailiff being honored for her work

Lt. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office serves as a member of the Command Staff in charge of the Research and Development Division and also serves as the department’s Media Relations/Public Information Officer. Lt. Bailiff has been recognized numerous times locally and nationally for her work with missing and victimized children. Her latest award, Law Enforcement of the Year Award is a national award from the National Center and the Department of Justice. Other prestigious awards are The National Missing Children’s Award from the Department of Justice, The Liberty Bell Award from the Law Association, The Bronze Award from the Police and Sheriff’s Association, the Exemplary Community Service Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, just to name a few. She has also been named Officer of the Year 4 times along with over 246 Police Commendations. She has been featured in numerous national magazines and was named America’s Top Mom. Lt Bailiff is the on-air host of Child Search, which airs on KMBC-TV Channel 9 news, a program dedicated to locating missing children and educating families on child safety. She is known as the community’s child safety expert and does special safety tips commercials that can be seen on many internet sites. Child Search has helped to reunite over 427 children with their families. She graduated for the FBI National Academy 200th Session and currently serves as a Crime Stoppers / Tips Hot Line Board Member.

Some of Lt. Bailiff’s memberships include:

FBI National Academy Association
National Sheriff’s Association
Kansas Sheriff’s Association
National Association of Public Information Officers
Regional Association of Public Information Officers
Kansas Association of Public Information Officers

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