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Endangered person alert also needed

Endangered person alert also needed

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff recently announced the Endangered Person Advisory program, which can be used in the cases of missing persons – regardless of age – whose cases do not fall within the parameters of the Amber Alert program.

Such situations would include lost hikers, kidnapped adults, missing Alzheimer’s patients or anyone who has disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

The Endangered Persons Alert will have some differences from the Amber Alert Program:

The new program will be a scaled-down version of the Amber Alert system in that it will not call for emergency broadcasts on television, radio and electronic signs on highways. However, when an Endangered Person Advisory goes into effect, law-enforcement agencies, businesses and the media will quickly receive a press release with information about the missing person and when they were last seen. Advisories also will be posted at state ports of entry, which could be an important factor in Southern Utah cases.

While it is vitally important that we protect vulnerable children who have been abducted, it is also important to involve the public in helping to find other missing persons.

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September 25th, 2005 at 02:04pm Posted by | Amber Alert, Endangered Persons Alert, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Missing Teen | no comments

Missing Adults often more difficult to find than children

From The Times Reporter comes a rather interesting article on the greater difficulty of finding missing adults than children. As they state when an adults leaves they do not need to inform anyone and they can leave whenever they want, not the same with a child.

When a missing person is an adult, finding him is more difficult.

“Adults have the right to leave any time they want,” said Detective Lt. Orvis Campbell of the Tuscarawas County sheriff’s office.

“Typically, adults have the right to leave and not tell anybody anything.”

When a missing persons is reported generally the following occurs:

When someone reports a missing person, depending on the person’s age, the sheriff’s office does a number of things. The missing people are entered into a national database that all law enforcement agencies access. Campbell said juveniles often are taken out of the database within hours of being entered because they are at a friend’s or neighbor’s home.

After that, for missing people of all ages, deputies respond and always start by searching the residence, even if the people there have already done it.

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September 25th, 2005 at 01:54pm Posted by | Informational, Missing Adult, Missing Children, Missing Teen | no comments