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Each year the Capitol hosts approximately 45,000 school-age children that take part in tours and thousands that visit the Capitol with parents or guardians. The Wisconsin State Capitol has implemented a Lost Child protocol. When a parent or guardian becomes separated from a child, he or she should locate and notify the nearest employee that a child is missing. The employee should take the parent or guardian directly to the Wisconsin State Capitol Police in Room B2 North, which is in the North Wing basement. There, the Wisconsin State Capitol Police will implement the following steps:

Obtain a detailed description of the child

  • Name
  • Age
  • Hair and eye color
  • Approximate height and weight
  • Clothing that the child was wearing
  • Other identifying features (scars, birthmarks, moles)


The Wisconsin State Capitol Police will make an assessment of the situation and activate the Lost Child protocol if necessary.