John E. Bischoff III

John E. Bischoff III

John E. Bischoff III

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. John E. Bischoff III is currently the Vice President of the Missing Children Division for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  Within this role, he is responsible for managerial oversight of programs, staff, and case management activities of the Missing Children Division, including the Contact Centers.

Prior to NCMEC, Dr. Bischoff was a Mass Care (ESF#6) Program Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington D.C.  In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating with federal, state and local governments, and private sector partners to develop effective evacuation & reentry plans, strategies, and policies. 

Prior to FEMA, Dr. Bischoff was the Technical Director of Public Safety and Criminal Investigations for AOL located in Dulles, Virginia.  During his thirteen years at AOL, Dr. Bischoff was directly involved with hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement investigations involving child sexual exploitation, financial fraud, and computer crimes.  He was considered an expert by federal, state and local courts in the area of AOL networks, email platforms, and data transfer technologies.  

Selected Publications

Long-term missing child guide for law enforcement: Strategies for finding long-term missing children; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 2016 (one of many authors)

Post Disaster Family Reunification, A Nationwide Approach; Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2014 (one of many authors) 


Dr. Bischoff holds a Doctorate in Engineering, with a focus on Engineering Management, from the George Washington University. He has received a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Management of Information Systems and a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Lastly, he holds an Associate of Science in the Administration of Justice from the Northern Virginia Community College.

Recent Presentations

  • Speaker planning committee, 2019 & 2020 Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference
  • Panel Speaker, Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference: Missing Child Issues and Resources
  • Keynote Speaker, Team HOPE Conference
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Conference: Prevent Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, Children Missing from Care
  • National Level Exercise (NLE) Planning Summit Speaker: Post Disaster Family Reunification, National Response
  • Dallas Crimes Against Children Conference Guest Speaker: Post Disaster Family Reunification, National Response & Children Missing from Care, Issues and Resources

In the Media

Investigation Discovery: In Pursuit: The Missing, Episode 0, Premiered 03/08/2021:

LaRon Bourgeois, the last person to see Alexis Patterson, dies of suspected drug overdose

The Georgia 39 & Operation Not Forgotten:

NCMEC sees almost double online enticement reports during first half of year
Kids missing during COVID; officials say there is no connection

OnSolve to Serve as Primary Mass Notification System for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
New video could help find Tyarra Williams, a Greensboro woman who vanished in 2016
‘You may not see the FBI, but we are there,' FBI among agencies involved in search for Breasia Terrell
Update: Ava Carey Safe at Home in Corvallis
Everbridge and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Celebrate Six Years of Successful Collaboration

‘Keep your eyes open’ Search for missing teen enters sixth month

Paige Johnson's remains found. 'There's a couple people...that should be really nervous'

Effort to find missing 5-year-old Dulce Alavez goes nationwide in millions of coupon books

Case of missing 5-year-old South Jersey girl shows up in a Clearwater newspaper ad

Gannon Stauch case: Thousands want to create “Gannon’s Law,” but experts see problems

Alerta AMBER: el caso de la niña de 9 años cuyo secuestro y asesinato inspiró la creación de los boletines de menores desaparecidos

What is known about Faye, the missing 6-year-old SC girl: ‘A lot of people are nervous’

A closer look at the investigative process into 6-year-old Faye Swetlik's disappearance

Authorities say an Amber Alert may have saved a Springfield girl’s life. Here’s a look inside the ‘invaluable’ system.

National Center Helps in Search, 12/31/19:

Experts urge parents to take pictures of loved ones without filters, Fox5DC news, 042619

Imposter cases are rare, April 2019

Jayme Closs was found alive after vanishing three months ago.  It was a rare outcome, experts say; Post-Crescent: USAToday Network, January 2019,

Family says Jayme in "good spirits", suspect due in court; MPRNews, Minnesota Public Radio, January 2019,

STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER: Wireless Emergency Alerts, PS Docket No. 15-91; Amendments to Part 11 of the Commission’s Rules Regarding the Emergency Alert System, PS Docket No. 15-94:

Everbridge and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Celebrate 4 Years of Collaboration in Helping Bring Home Missing Kids: 2018,

Navajo Nation Amber Alert & Emergency Alert Task Force Completes Milestone: 2017,

Child Care Aware, On the Hill: 2015,

Probe into 1986 disappearance of Union County child remains active: 2015,

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children & Nixle Team Up to Help Law Enforcement Bring Home Missing Children: 2014,

Tot’s case focuses on other lost children: 2013,

Loudoun firefighters, law officers, residents recognized for valor: