Alerts & Missing Persons

Missing Persons Clearinghouse

The Missing Persons Clearinghouse is responsible for posting missing persons to the public website,, and releasing alerts to the media. The Clearinghouse also keeps in contact with the police agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to keep all information current. As a Clearinghouse we release Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts to the media. A person can be reported missing at any time when their whereabouts are unknown and are believed to be in danger, regardless of age.



AMBER Alert A child under 18 who has been abducted and is in danger of serious bodily harm or death. The clearinghouse will gather all of the necessary information on the child and the abductor. All of the information will be released to the media and will be posted to the public Missing Person website.


Silver Alert An adult reported as a missing person who is fifty years or older and whom there is a clear indication that the individual has irreversible brain disorder. (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, etc.) The clearinghouse will gather all the information on the missing individual and release it to the media, as well as posting the individual to the Department of Public Safety Missing Persons website.


MissingPersonMissing Persons Registry A person who is reported as missing, regardless of age. Each missing person is posted to the public website by the Clearinghouse with a picture and brief description of where the person was last seen, wearing, and any additional information available.