MEPIC Advisory Board
2017 Florida Missing Children's Day Nominations

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Florida Missing Children's Day (FMCD). This annual event will take place this year on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee, Florida. It features a formal ceremony in remembrance of Florida's missing and an awards ceremony in which we recognize citizens, law enforcement officers, and K9 trailing teams for their exemplary efforts when investigating missing persons. Governor Rick Scott will address victim families, children, non-profit missing person groups, law enforcement officers, and legislators who will be in attendance. The second component will be a child safety presentation for fifth grade students. During the ceremony, law enforcement officers, child heroes and others are recognized for taking action to rescue missing children or prevent abductions.

Please take a moment to consider individuals, who have gone above and beyond, for these prestigious awards. To view and print each nomination form, please click on the links below:

Citizen of the Year
Combatting Human Trafficking Award
Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
State / Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Jimmy Ryce K9 Trailing Team of the Year
Law Enforcement Task Force of the Year
School Bus Operator of the Year
Young Hero Award


The nominations must be returned by the deadline, which is Wednesday, June 1, 2017.

To submit FMCD nomination forms, please email the completed nomination forms as an attachment to fmcd@fdle.state.fl.us. You may also fax the forms to (850) 410-8744 or mail the hard copies to the following address:

Attention: Florida Missing Children's Day Coordinator
FDLE/MEPIC
P. O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32308-1489

The FMCD winners will be selected by the FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board. The awards will be presented at the formal ceremony on September 11, 2017, at the Capitol in Tallahassee. For further information, please contact the Florida Missing Children's Coordinator at (850) 410-8585 or send an email to: fmcd@fdle.state.fl.us.
MEPIC Advisory Board

The FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board (MEPICAB) was created in 1996 to address issues dealing with Florida's missing children. The MEPICAB is a diverse mix of law enforcement officials, victim parents, government agencies, missing children non-profit organizations and members of the business community with interest in missing children issues.

The mission of the Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board is to support awareness, education, and training for the prevention, response, and recovery of missing and endangered persons.

The Advisory Board meets quarterly to discuss and implement plans and policies to combat and create an awareness of the large number of children that go missing every year. Board members are chosen by FDLE's Commissioner from around the state, to provide balanced representation of the state of Florida.

The Advisory Board has sub-committees that work on various missing child projects, such as Missing Children Highway Billboards and Florida Missing Children's Day.
Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Committee and Advisory Board Meetings

The FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board is a diverse mix of law enforcement officials, victim parents, government agencies, missing children non-profit organizations and members of the business community with interest in missing children issues.

The FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Committee Meetings will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Florida Sheriff's Association, 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308

PURPOSE: To discuss and implement plans and policies to combat and create an awareness of the large number of people that go missing each year.
Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation Conference Call

The Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation (FMCDF) is a citizen support organization that provides assistance, funding, and promotional support for activities related to the Florida Missing Children's Day event held each year on the second Monday of September.

The FMCDF announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: June 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Conference Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/899048837

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129

Access Code: 899-048-837

PURPOSE: To discuss items related to the 2017 Florida Missing Children's Day Event.

Missing and Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board Committee Conference Calls

Meeting Date Dial-in Number
(United States)
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 877 568 4106
+1 (312) 757-3136
506-905-925 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/506905925
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 866 899 4679
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942-561-189 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/942561189
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 877 568 4106
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539-545-485 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/539545485
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 877 568 4106
+1 (312) 757-3129
652-267-773 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/652267773
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 877 568 4106
+1 (224) 501-3217
501-299-005 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/501299005
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 866 899 4679
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730-964-341 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/730964341
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 866 899 4679
+1 (669) 224-3318
403-386-085 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/403386085
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Toll Free: 1 866 899 4679
+1 (312) 757-3117
746-194-021 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/746194021