Check List

Checklist Sheet to Report a Missing Person

How long must I wait to report a Missing person?
THERE IS NO WAITING PERIOD TO REPORT A MISSING PERSON.

ACT IMMEDIATELY if you believe someone is missing.

  • If your child is missing from your home, search the house checking closets, laundry piles, in and under beds, inside old refrigerators, ANYPLACE a child may crawl or hide. Check with the neighbors and friends.
  • If your child disappears in a store, notify the store manager or security office immediately.
  • Contact your local Law Enforcement
  • STAY CALM
  • Identify yourself and the situation.
  • Give the agency all information on the missing person
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair color and style
  • Brief description of clothing
  • Any other information that will help identify the missing person
  • When and where the missing person was last seen.
  • LISTEN and RESPOND to the instructions from the law enforcement agency.
  • Request the law enforcement agency to enter your missing person into the National Crime Information Center Missing Person file.
  • Call the National Center for Missing and Exploited children 1-800-843-5678 or the National Center for Missing Adults 1-800-690-3463.