The disappearance of nearly 30 children in Cleveland has a local police chief saying he has never seen anything like it in his 33-year career.

According to Newburg Heights Police Chief John Majoy, who is also the board president of Cleveland Missing, up to 27 children have gone missing in the Cleveland area.

Majoy told Fox News Digital that the number of missing 12- to 17-year-olds was unprecedented.

The Newburg Heights Police Chief stated that the majority of cases were likely runaways rather than abductions, which would qualify them for an Amber Alert.