Missing Persons: Volunteers Supporting Law Enforcement

Every missing person report a law enforcement agency receives is different. But, whether it’s a child, a teenager, an adult, or a senior citizen who ran away, forgot to call home, wandered away, was abducted, or disappeared, all missing person investigations share a common element—the need for manpower to find the missing as quickly as possible. The more people looking for a missing person, the faster the person may be found. This publication provides a discussion of the differences between a runaway child and an abducted child; and an adult that abandons his or her life and an Alzheimer’s patient that wanders away from his caretaker. Volunteers can assist no matter the circumstances surrounding the disappearance.

Publication Date: 2010

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