Amber Plan for Florida

updated 3/12/15

WebsiteFlorida Amber Alert
Administrating AgencyFlorida Department of Law Enforcement
ContactPeter Warren
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
1-888-356-4774
Steps for ActivationActivation Process:

The local law enforcement agency will call the FDLE Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse(MEPIC) at 1-888-356-4774.
The FDLE will work in conjunction with the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction to determine if information is to be broadcast on a regional or statewide basis.
The FDLE working in conjunction with the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction will prepare information for public distribution.
The FDLE will ensure that the information is broadcast through the Emergency Alert System, dynamic highway message signs, lottery machines, text message and email through www.missingchildrenalert.com and other resources.
Note: Only law enforcement agencies can request activation of an AMBER Alert. If you would like to report a missing person, please contact your local police department or sheriff’s office first, then contact MEPIC at 1-888-FL MISSING (356-4774).
Criteria for ActivationTo activate an AMBER alert the following five (5) criteria must be met:

1. The child must be under 18 years of age.
2. There must be a clear indication of an abduction.
3. The law enforcement agency's preliminary investigation must conclude that the child's life is in danger.
4. There must be a detailed description of child, abductor and/or vehicle to broadcast to the public.
5. The activation must be recommended by the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction.
Scope of Amber AlertStatewide
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