The Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC) operates in accordance Florida Statute 937.022.
Per statute, MEPIC may accept missing person's cases that meet the following criteria:
- Any missing child who is seventeen (17) years of age or younger; or
- Any missing adult who is between the ages of 18-25; or,
- Any missing person 26 years of age or older who is suspected by law enforcement of being endangered or the victim of criminal activity.
The person must be reported missing to a law enforcement agency and entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) before MEPIC is able to open a case.
MEPIC primarily accepts cases of persons missing from Florida but may accept international and out-of-state cases if the missing person is believed to be in Florida.
Additionally, the Clearinghouse is able to accept unidentified cases if the person was recovered in Florida or if the person is believed to have been living in Florida prior to their disappearance.
Law enforcement may also request assistance from the MEPIC Inspector assigned to crimes against children and child death cases.
To view the criteria to activate a Florida AMBER, Missing Child or State Silver Alert, select the appropriate link below: