My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Community United Effort (CUE), Wilmington, NC, USA
I have been in Law Enforcement for 37 years working primarily in investigations. I am retired from the New York City Police Department and have been working for the past 16 years in Horry County Police Department in SC where I am in command of the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Property & Evidence and the Drug Testing Lab. Over the past 8 or more years I have come to know CUE and it's founder Monica Caison. Being in Law enforcement you encounter all types of people. Missing persons cases are always difficult, it is not a crime to go missing, but when those circumstances leave questionable doubt concerning how that person went missing or an immediate need for a lost person, whether they be child, elderly, handicapped, abducted, etc, it is difficult in todays society to rally up dozens of police officers to form a search. Scheduling and restrictions in personnel make it so difficult to get people to conduct a competent search for the victim or evidence. CUE has been able to come in a augment Police Officers by providing competent qualified personnel to search. CUE comes prepared to handle most situations using search teams on foot, 4x4, horseback, boats, drones and so much more. They come prepared to stay with a mobile command post to schedule searchers and to document the areas searched and the findings. The personnel that make up their board of directors are some of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever encountered. I have had the privilege to attend their annual conference and training in Wilmington NC and have spent hours with the families of victims and listened to their heart wrenching stories. In all that time I have come to find one common denominator, the CUE family and Monica Caison genuinely care and make a difference in peoples lives. To these families, CUE means everything, many of the searchers have volunteered their time because they have suffered a loss or tragedy in their past and they are compassionate about helping others. CUE trains all their searchers in evidence collection and preservation, in searching not only the area of interest, but the social media sites and any place where information and or clues can be found. When they say "Every Missing Person is Somebody's Child" they truly stand behind their words and are prepared at a moments notice to respond with professional searches ready to assist Law Enforcement,, a family or whomever needs them. These folks have helped me solve several high profile cases through there search efforts and brought answers to families that may not have otherwise received them. To Monica and CUE, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!