The Florida Missing Child Alert was established in 2003 to provide law enforcement
with a tool to quickly disseminate information when a child is missing and believed
to be in life-threatening danger, but there is no indication that the child has
The Missing Child Alert is a media-focused emergency broadcast designed to engage
the public in the search for the missing child.
A Missing Child Alert may evolve into an AMBER Alert if the law enforcement investigation
later reveals an indication that the child has been abducted. In these instances,
the Missing Child Alert can serve as a mechanism to begin releasing information
to the public while law enforcement continues to investigate the cause of the disappearance.
to view the criteria
and activation process for the Missing Child Alert. To find out more about the differences
between the AMBER Alert and Missing Child Alert, visit the AMBER Alert
portion of this website.
To receive email alerts when an AMBER or Missing Child Alert is activated sign up
For more information, please contact:
FDLE, Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse
1-888-FL MISSING (1-888-356-4774)