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Report a Missing PErson

YOU DO NOT NEED TO WAIT 24 hours beFOre reporting a missing person!

If the individual is a vulnerable person, such as a child, developmentally disabled or elderly person, call 9-1-1.

If there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the individual, call 9-1-1.

For other cases, call the SPD non-emergency number at (206) 625-5011


In October of 2002, the King County regional Amber Alert system was launched. In August of 2004 this system transitioned to cover the entire state through the Washington State Amber Alert system.
A collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies and the local media, the goal of Amber Alert is to instantly publicize and share information about children who are abducted or become missing under specific criteria. By alerting the public to watch for missing children, the chances for law enforcement to find a child quickly and to protect them from potential harm are dramatically increased.

The participating police agencies have contributed to developing uniform policies and procedures that allow law enforcement to partner with the media, and the public, in the event of child abduction. Should a child be abducted in the state, the investigating police agency can immediately notify other jurisdictions and media providers. The media then broadcast any available information to aid the public in searching for the child.
The Amber Alert Web Portal offers a single location from which the media, law enforcement and the public can obtain current Amber Alerts on abducted children, regardless of the jurisdiction posting the information.






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