Silver Alert Criteria
In accordance with Government Code 8594.10, the Silver Alert system will be coordinated by the California Highway
Patrol. Upon activation of a Silver Alert, the California Highway Patrol will assist the investigating law
enforcement agency by issuing a be-on-the-lookout alert, an Emergency Digital Information Service Message, or an
A Silver Alert will not be initiated by the California Highway Patrol unless it meets all the following criteria:
- The missing person is 65 years of age or older.
- The investigating agency has utilized all available local resources.
- The law enforcement agency determines that the person has gone missing under unexplained or suspicious
- The law enforcement agency believes that the person is in danger because of age, health, mental or physical
disability, environment or weather conditions, that the person is in the company of a potentially dangerous
person, or that there are other factors indicating that the person may be in peril.
- There is information available that, if disseminated to the public, could assist in the safe recovery of
the missing person.
CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL RESOURCES
- Be-On-The-Lookout (BOLO) BOLOs will be issued/broadcast by CHP Communication Centers to CHP personnel
located in the affected areas. BOLOs will contain suspect, victim, and vehicle information, if available.
Emergency Digital Information Service Emergency Digital Information Service provides local, state, and
federal law enforcement agencies with a direct computer link to media outlets and other law enforcement agencies. Standard
EDIS text messages can be sent via the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS).
APBnet This is an image-based system linking state, county, and local law enforcement. APBnet
can capture and immediately distribute color photographs and images to law enforcement agencies, the media, and other organizations.
The system can also forward information via fax to businesses, hospitals, schools, the media, and agencies without an