Missing Child Alert

To activate a Missing Child Alert, the following four (4) criteria must be met:
  • The child is under the age of 18
  • Law enforcement has a well-founded belief, based on an active investigation, that the child is in danger of death or serious bodily injury
  • There is a detailed description or photograph of the child to broadcast to the public
  • The local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction recommends activation

To activate an Enhanced Missing Child Alert, the following four (4) criteria must be met:
  • The child is under the age of 18
  • Law enforcement has a well-founded belief, based on an active investigation, that the child is in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury
  • There is a detailed description or photograph of the child to broadcast to the public
  • The local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction recommends activation

Activation Process:
  • The local law enforcement agency will contact the FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC) at 1-888-356-4774.
  • The FDLE, working in conjunction with the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction, will prepare information for public distribution.
  • The FDLE will ensure that the information is distributed to the media as well as to the public via text message and email through www.missingchildrenalert.com and other resources.
Note: Only law enforcement agencies can request activation of a Missing Child Alert. If you would like to report a missing person, please contact your local police department or sheriff’s office first, then contact MEPIC at 1-888-FL MISSING (356-4774).

Available Resources:
  • Local media outlets
  • Local Crime Stoppers
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (Florida Branch 1-561-848-1900)
  • A Child is Missing, Inc. 1-888-875-2246