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Missing Alerts

The A Child Is Missing Alert Program (ACIM) acts on behalf of law enforcement in notifying communities about missing children, missing elderly (Alzheimer’s/dementia), the disabled, and college students missing on campus. This program is activated only by law enforcement and is available to all municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the United States.

Through a high-speed telephone alert, A Child Is Missing has the capacity to inform residents and businesses in the area surrounding where the missing person was last seen. Computer mapping and satellite imagery are used by our Recovery Specialists who are available 24/7 – 365. Our system is capable of placing 1,000 alert calls in one minute. These alerts contain a detailed description of the individual, their last known whereabouts, and the name and phone number of the agency working the case. Call recipients are prompted to call the agency if they have information pertaining to the case or the missing person.

C.A.R.T. Activation:

Our Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T.) Notification Program is the activation arm for many C.A.R.T.s throughout the country. This program uses a pre-established calling list set up with A Child Is Missing by the team’s liaison and, when notified by the team, A Child Is Missing activates the team and deploys it to the command post set up to respond to the child abduction. This, too, was a first of its kind program in Florida.

Missing Elderly (often with Alzheimer's):

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it. Today we know that Alzheimer’s:

Amber Alerts:

The A Child Is Missing Alert Program is used, nationwide, in conjunction with both Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts and is now written into the protocol of both in some states. A Child Is Missing fills the gap between law enforcement and Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts in notifying residents of the missing individual. A Child Is Missing alert can be issued as soon as law enforcement are notified a child or adult (Alzheimer’s, dementia or disabled) is missing. Law enforcement then contacts A Child Is Missing and an alert message to nearby homes and businesses is launched. The search area can easily be expanded as deemed by local law enforcement.

Silver Alerts:

The A Child Is Missing Alert Program (ACIM) acts on behalf of law enforcement in notifying communities about missing children, missing elderly (Alzheimer’s / dementia), the disabled, and college students missing on campus. This program is activated only by law enforcement and is available to all municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the United States. Through a high-speed telephone alert, A Child Is Missing has the capacity to inform residents and businesses in the area surrounding where the missing person was last seen. Computer mapping and satellite imagery are used by our Recovery Specialists who are available 24/7 – 365. Our system is capable of placing 1,000 alert calls in one minute. These alerts contain a detailed description of the individual, their last known whereabouts, and the name and phone number of the agency working the case. Call recipients are prompted to call the agency if they have information pertaining to the case or the missing person.

Blue Alerts:

House Bill 3 (Ch. 2001-72): Blue Alerts; Emengency Alert System; Assault; Battery; Homicide; Serious Bodily Injury; Weapons; Firearms; Law Enforcement Officers; Sheriffs; Law Enforcement Agencies; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; Department of Transportation; Television; Radio; Dynamic Message Signs Creates F.S. 784.071 concerning the assault or battery of a law enforcement officer missing while in the line of duty. At the request of an authorized person employed at a law enforcement agency, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will activate the emergency alert system and issue a "Blue Alert" if the following conditions are met:

Autism:

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.

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