Missouri Endangered SILVER Advisory

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Missouri Endangered SILVER Advisory Plan

I. PURPOSE

The Endangered SILVER Advisory is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement and local broadcasters to rapidly disseminate information about a missing and endangered adult to law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and the public.


II. CRITERIA

The Endangered SILVER Advisory is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement and local broadcasters to rapidly disseminate information about a missing and endangered adult to law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and the public.

  • The person is 60 years of age or older and believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment.
  • A legal custodian of the missing person has submitted a missing person's report to the local law enforcement agency where the person went missing.
  • There is sufficient information available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the missing adult.

III. PROCEDURE FOR AGENCIES TO INITIATE AN ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY

  • If all criteria exist, create a NCIC message using the Endangered Missing (EME) code on the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES).
  • Fax the Endangered SILVER Advisory (EPA) form with attachments such as photographs, area maps, etc. to the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Troop F Headquarters at 573-751-6814.
  • Contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Troop F Headquarters at 573-751-1000 to verify the information has been entered in MULES and NCIC and the faxed form and attachment have been received.
  • Make sure dispatchers or call takers are prepared to handle phone calls. Consider allocating additional resources from other law enforcement agencies.
  • A Public Information Officer (PIO) should be appointed to handle the media. Once the advisory has been activated, media coverage may be overwhelming, especially for a small department. The PIO should be constantly updated to utilize the media as much as possible and receive the maximum exposure for the case.

The Endangered SILVER Advisory does not preclude any in-house procedures, policies, or practices used by each law enforcement agency.


IV. THE FOLLOWING WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE ADVISORY IS ACTIVATED

  • All Missouri law enforcement agencies are notified through MULES System and MIAC email alert.
  • Broadcasters and media are notified.
  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Persons Unit will be notified for support and resources.
  • The Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline will be notified.
  • The Missouri Department of Transportation will be notified to activate message signs, if practicable.

V. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Persons Unit can contact other states if the advisory needs to be sent outside of Missouri.
  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol local Troop Headquarters can provide additional resources if requested.
  • The Missouri State Highway Patrol Public Information and Education Division can provide a PIO to help your agency.

VI. CANCELING THE ENDANGERED SILVER ADVISORY

  • The initiating agency must cancel the Endangered SILVER Advisory using the MULES (EME) message. The agency must also call the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Troop F Headquarters at 573-751-1000 to verity the MULES message is cancelled.