Endangered Missing Advisory

​AAn Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA) is an alert available to law enforcement agencies investigating the suspicious disappearance of at-risk missing children or other endangered persons.  EMAs provide immediate information to the public to aid in the swift recovery of at-risk persons.  EMAs fulfill the federal Ashanti Alert Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-401).

​Endangered Missing Advisory Criteria

In order for an Endangered Missing Advisory to be activated, the following criteria must be met:

1. The person is missing under unexplained or suspicious circumstances.
2. The person is believed to be in danger because of age, health, mental or physical disability, or the environment; is in the company of a potentially dangerous person; or any other factor that may put the person in serious peril.
3. There is information available that, if disseminated to the public, could assist in a safe recovery.



​What should the public do?

Every member of the community can play an important role in an Endangered Missing Advisory.  If you locate a person or have information about someone who has been identified as missing, call 911 immediately to report the information. Be sure to make note of the location, direction of travel, and make, model, color, and license plate number (if possible) of any vehicle involved.  Even the smallest piece of information can be the piece that leads to a successful recovery.


​Click on the buttons below to learn more about each alert and the program 

 AMBER Alert
 Blue Alert
 Silver Alert  Yellow Alert
Ebony Alert
 Feather Alert
Success Stories
Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA)
 Wireless Emergency Alert 
State of California Missing Person Alert Plan 


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