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According to Fox 28, Columbus police go high-tech should a child go missing at an event like Red, White and Boom.

Thirty to forty officers were plugged into a new app called ‘1st Cast L.E.’ during the event Friday night.

They can open it up and scroll through a feed that has everything from pictures to videos and key information.

It doesn’t take much to get lost in a crowd. It’s the reason why Alexis Timbs holds on tight to her two little boys at Red, White and Boom.

“When we come to place like this we make sure to keep them very close,” said Timbs.

Columbus Police Missing Persons tested the new technology in the crowd of nearly a half million.

‘1st Cast L.E.’ is the brainchild of CPD Missing Persons Detective Jon Compson.

“When I realized we needed to communicate with the public and the officers faster is when I handled a missing persons case involving a child and I was working by myself,” said Compson.

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