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Code Adam is a nationally-recognized "missing child" safety program in the United States (and parts of Canada), originally created by Wal-Mart retail stores in 1994. It is named in memory of Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of John Walsh, who was abducted from a Sears department store in Florida and was later found murdered in 1981. Today, many department stores, retail shops, shopping malls, supermarkets, amusement parks, and museums participate in the Code Adam program. Legislation enacted by Congress in 2003 now mandates that all federal office buildings employ the program. Image File history File links Code_Adam. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Adam Walsh (November 14, 1974-July 27, 1981), the son of John Walsh, a partner in a successful hotel management company, was abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida on July 27, 1981 at the age of six. ... John E. Walsh (born December 26, 1945 in Auburn, New York) is the host of the TV show Americas Most Wanted. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...

Wal-Mart along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the departments of several state Attorney's General, has offered to assist in training workshops in order for other companies to implement the program. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a private, non-profit organization established in the United States in 1984 under United States government mandate. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ...

A Code Adam is typically handled in two stages: first, the facility in question is locked down, and staff are given instructions to prevent anyone from entering or exiting the building while a search is conducted. If, after a specified period of time, the missing child is not located, a second search is initiated and local police are notified.

If the missing child is found, and is accompanied by an adult that cannot be positively identified as a parent or guardian, staff of the store in question are usually given permission to delay the subject until police arrive, provided that they do not place themselves, other staff members, or customers at risk.

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Mrs. ... A lockdown is an emergency protocol to prevent people or information escaping, which usually can only be ordered by someone in command. ...

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Science Fair Projects - Code Adam (775 words)
Code Adam is a nationally-recognized "missing child" safety program in the United States, originally created and promoted by Wal-Mart retail stores in 1994.
It is named in memory of Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of John Walsh, who was abducted from a Florida department store and later found murdered in 1981.
When a parent or guardian becomes separated from a child, he or she locates and notifies the nearest employee and gives him or her a description of the child, including gender, age, eye color, hair color, height, weight, the clothes the child is wearing (including shoes, if possible), and any distinguishing characteristics.
Code Adam Q & A (693 words)
The "Code Adam" program trains store personnel and other public building authorities in strategies to prevent child abductions and to respond efficiently in cases of suspected child abductions on their premises.
Code Adam is named for Adam Walsh, a six-year old whose 1981 abduction from a Florida shopping mall and subsequent murder helped raise awareness about child abductions.
Since the creation of Code Adam in 1994, the program has been credited with being a successful preventative tool against child abduction in more than 50,000 stores and other establishments across the county.
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