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Alabama Missing Senior Alerts

Did You Know?
Every 72 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer's.
By 2010 there is estimated to be 91,000 cases of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's Disease.

Lifesaver Project

Project Lifesaver is a program of specialized operations designed to locate missing individuals who have such conditions as Alzheimer's, Down syndrome and autism, individuals who are likely to wander and become lost.

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Contact Information

For contact or reporting information about Alabama Missing Senior Alerts please see the Alabama Missing Senior Alerts section on our Division Contact Page.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Missing Senior Alerts
Missing Senior Citizen Alert Act - Alabama Act# 2009-145
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Mission Statement

Alabama Center for Missing and Exploited Children/Adults operates as the National Clearinghouse for missing children/adults, providing services and coordination between various government agencies, law enforcement, media, and the families of an endangered missing child/adult.

What are the criteria?

  1. If the missing person have an indication that the individual has an irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties (i.e., dementia). This must be verified by law enforcement or; under extraordinary circumstances when a person age 18 or older and law enforcement has determined the missing person lacks the capacity to consent and the usage of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) message signs may be the only way to rescue the missing person.
  2. The law enforcement agency’s investigation must conclude that the disappearance poses a credible threat to the person’s welfare and safety.
  3. If a vehicle is involved and the statewide messaging system is requested, there must be a description of the vehicle, and a tag number to display on the ALDOT message signs; and
    • Local law enforcement must verify vehicle and tag information;
    • The law enforcement agency must have entered the missing person into the Alabama Crime Information Center and issued a statewide BOLO to other law enforcement/911 centers;
  4. Local law enforcement has already requested the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to issue a local or regional Alert
  5. The SBI upon the criteria being met will issue the MSA through media outlets in the missing persons surrounding jurisdiction.