Alerts and Missing Persons
Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez
NM State Police Public Information Officer
NMDPS Law Enforcement Records Bureau Chief
Silver Alert criteria
This advisory is a notification relating to an endangered person who is confirmed to be a missing person, who is fifty (50) years or older and whom there is clear indication that the individual has an irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties. Refer to DPS policy OPR: 43 Amber Alert / Silver Alert / Endangered Person Advisory for more information.
29-15-3.2. Silver Alert advisory.
A. The department of public safety shall issue a Silver Alert if, after review and investigation of a missing person report of a person subject to the alert , the department makes an independent determination that the missing person is a person subject to the alert .
B. The department shall develop and implement Silver Alert procedures for the purpose of disseminating, as rapidly as possible, information about a person subject to the alert .
The procedures shall include:
(1) notification to the lead station of the Silver Alert ;
(2) notification to other public and private media sources and members of the public as necessary;
(3) providing information about the subject of the Silver Alert , including all identifying information, to the lead station and other media sources.
History: Laws 2013, ch. 81, § 1.