Endangered Missing Advisory

​An 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. Is the person missing under unexplained or suspicious circumstances?

2. Is the person believed to be in danger because of age, health, mental or physical disability, or the environment or weather conditions; is he or she in the company of a potentially dangerous person; or, is there any other factor that may put the person in peril?

3. Is there information that, if disseminated to the public, could assist the public in the safe recovery of the missing person?


​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 their 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  Success Stories
Wireless Emergency Alert 
Endangered Missing Advisory 
State of California Missing Person Alert Plan 


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