COMMUNITY SERVICE/CHILD SAFETY
In December 1997, Mr. Robinson joined Project ALERT (America’s Law Enforcement Retiree Team), a division of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Adam Walsh Foundation. As the New Jersey representative for Project ALERT, Mr. Robinson speaks to parents, teachers and law enforcement officials throughout the state and nationally on the topic of child abduction. Mr. Robinson teaches his audience how pedophiles and child abductors think and operate, and how to safeguard their children against that. On the average, Mr. Robinson makes these presentations once every two weeks and has been doing so for the past eleven years. Mr. Robinson gives these presentations on a completely voluntary basis without any compensation.
In addition to making these educational presentations, Mr. Robinson brings 30 years of security/law enforcement experience to this topic, having investigated and researched over a hundred sex offenders and pedophiles/child molesters. He frequently assists law enforcement agencies throughout the state on breaking cases of missing children and assists them, when assistance is needed, with unresolved, long-term investigations; once again on a completely voluntary basis. The Project ALERT Manager has stated that Mr. Robinson "has singularly raised the awareness for child safety in (New Jersey) more than any other effort known to (Project ALERT)." Mr. Robinson’s efforts have resulted in charitable donations of thousands of dollars being made in his name to Project ALERT.
Mr. Robinson is a sought after speaker in this field having authored numerous articles and presentations on this subject. He is a police academy instructor for the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office, as well as PTAs, educational institutions, and corporations. He has made several TV appearances and has been the subject of numerous news articles on this issue. Mr. Robinson has received many awards for his work in this field, from governors, prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, and most importantly, from grateful parents and educators.
In 2003 he received a letter of commendation from the US Department of Justice and US Attorney Christopher J. Christie for his work as a Project Alert Representative in the State of New Jersey.
On March 9, 2005, Acting New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey signed a Proclamation recognizing and commending Mr. Robinson for his continued contributions to NCMEC and Project ALERT, and further stating that Mr. Robinson serves as an "inspiration and encouragement to the countless individuals whose lives he has touched."
He is a 2008 recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award from FBI Director Robert Mueller as well as a 2012 recipient of a New Jersey Senate Resolution from Senator Joe Kyrillos, both of those awards for his work in educating the public about child abductors and pedophiles.