Missing PERSON Alerts
Intent: Our A Child Is Missing Alert Program assists law enforcement agencies in notifying communities nationwide about a missing child (potentially Autistic) or elderly person (often with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia), the disabled, and on-campus college students. This program is only activated by law enforcement and is available to all municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the USA.
Requirements: All agencies need to fill out a Letter of Participation on the department's letterhead, which needs to be signed from the Chief or Sheriff. Agencies outside of the State of Florida are asked to pay a nominal annual participation fee for alert services. Please find this information under 'Alert Program' --> 'Law Enforcement'.
General: Through high-speed telephone alert notifications, we have the capacity to inform residents and businesses of a missing person in their area. Our Recovery Specialists use digital mapping and satellite imagery to set a radius and send out alerts. Our specialists are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Our system is capable of placing 1,000 alert calls in 60 seconds. These alert notifications contain a detailed individually recorded message giving the description of the individual, their last known location, and the law enforcement agency information that is handling the case. Call recipients are prompted to call the non-emergency number of the agency if they have any information regarding a potential sighting or information about the missing person. For a sample of this message, please click below:
Sexual Predator NotificationS
Intent: To notify a community when a predator, who has committed a felony sex crime (adult on child) for which he/she has been designated a predator/offender, has moved in to their community. This program is to be used only in states which require or permit law enforcement to notify their residents of sexual predators.
Requirements: An agency must have a Letter of Participation on file with A Child Is Missing, signed by the agency’s Sheriff or Chief of Police, stipulating the agency’s intent to use this program. The victim(s) of the crime for which the convicted subject has been deemed a sexual predator/offender must have been under the age of 18 at the time of the crime. The predator must have been an adult at the time he/she committed the crime for which he/she has been designated a predator. The predator must be an adult convicted of a felony sex crime against a child.
General: A letter of participation must be on file with us indicating that ACIM is authorized to make sexual offender notification calls for your agency. For each offender, our specific form must be completely filled out and an officer must sign off that he/she has visited the offender’s home and verified that offender indeed lives at the address and matches the general description being given to the public. The form is then faxed to our office. Calls are run at 7pm est local time for all forms received by 3pm that day. Forms received after 3pm are run the next day. On average, calls are run in a quarter mile radius around the offender’s home unless the area is extremely rural and the radius may be taken wider to generate more calls. For a sample audio of the notification, click below: