The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a powerful, free tool to assist law enforcement officers, medical examiners, coroners, allied criminal justice professionals, and the family members of missing persons in resolving these cold cases. NamUs combines online database technology with forensic and analytical resources to solve long-term missing and unidentified person cases.
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Pam Reed retired from the DC Metropolitan Police Department after serving more than 25 years. She retired as a Detective Grade I from the Homicide Branch Cold Case and Major Case Squad. Ms. Reed worked her way through the detective rank after beginning her career in patrol, vice investigations, and the Repeat Offender Project before being selected for the Criminal Investigation Division Robbery Squad. Thereafter she was drafted to the Homicide Branch were she spent the remaining 15 years of her career.
Following her retirement in 2003, Ms. Reed joined the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a Team ADAM member specializing in rapid deployments to critical missing child cases. In 2007, Ms. Reed became a Case Manager for the Missing Children's Division, and subsequently the Forensic Services Unit, where she managed long term missing children cases, provided forensic support, and participated in Cold Case Review panels.
In early 2012, Ms. Reed joined NamUs as a Regional System Administrator (RSA) and in January 2016, she assumed the role of RSA Team Leader. In this role, Ms. Reed provides leadership to the RSA team, and serves as a liaison to federal law enforcement and non-governmental organizations. Ms. Reed also maintains RSA responsibilities for the states of DC, DE, MD, NJ, and VA, and supports NCMEC as a Team ADAM and Project Alert Volunteer.Contact Information: