MEPIC Advisory Board
2016 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 2016 Florida Missing Children's Day (FMCD). This annual event will take place this year on Monday, September 12, 2016 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, 2016.

To submit FMCD nomination forms, please email the completed nomination forms as an attachment to 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
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 12, 2016, 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:
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.