The mission of the Exploited and Missing Child Unit (E.M.C.U.) is to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect, child exploitation, and reports of missing or abducted children. Investigators strive to identify offenders and present evidence for the prosecution of violators while minimizing trauma to the child victims. EM.C.U. staff also strives to provide services and make effective resource referrals to victims and their families.
E.M.C.U. is a cooperative, joint investigative unit staffed with Sedgwick County Sheriff personnel, Wichita Police Department personnel, and Kansas Department of Children and Families personnel. The Digital Forensics Unit and the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force work within the E.M.C.U. structure.