50 Multiple choice questions
- the home is not safe for the
children or if you decide to arrest both combatants
- Medical Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse guidelines
- • questioning the complainant, family members, friends, business associates,
teachers, school resource officers, visitors, and workers who regularly or
periodically come to the home, school, or place of employment
• contacting dispatch with information gathered in the interviews to request a
record check on the missing person
• being familiar with the community and knowing the location of sexual offenders,
if the missing person is a child
- • knowingly and intentionally blocked the normal breathing and circulation of the blood of the victim
against his or her will by applying pressure on the throat or neck of the victim or by blocking the nose
or mouth of the victim,
• created a risk of great bodily harm to the victim, or caused great bodily harm to the victim, and
• was a family or household member of the victim or in a dating relationship with the victim.
- is a person younger than 18 years of age whose temporary or permanent residence is in, or
believed to be in, this state.The missing child's location has not been determined and someone reported the
child as missing to a law enforcement agency.
- (NCMEC) works with law enforcement, families,
and professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
- primary aggressor; however, not with
respect to a person who acts in a reasonable manner to protect oneself or other family
member from violence.
- bring a toolbox full of assets
ready to deploy to any location as quickly as possible. CART teams are in operation throughout Florida. With
a single phone call to any of the FDLE Regional Operation Centers, local law enforcement agencies have
immediate access to all of the expertise and resources of CART.
- malnutrition, psychological disorders, HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, drug
and alcohol abuse, robbery, and sexual and physical assault.Major depression, emotional and behavioral
problems, and post-traumatic stress disorder are also higher among runaways.
- 1-888-FL-MISSING (356-4774).
- theft, drugs, or pornography
- spouses, former spouses, people related by blood or
marriage, people who are presently residing together as a family or have resided together
in the past as a family, and people who are parents of a child in common, regardless of
whether they have been married.the family or household members must be currently residing or in the past
have resided together in the same single dwelling unit.
children hotline that serves as the national clearinghouse for
information related to these issues, which you can contact at
www.MissingKids.com or 1-800-843-5678. NCMEC is a good training resource
provides literature related to missing and exploited children.
- missing, endangered, or abducted child.
- -missing child, younger than 18 years old
-missing adult, younger than 26 years old
-missing adult, older than 26yrs and believed to be in danger or the victim of criminal activity.
-missing adult, older than 18 years that meets the criteria for a Silver Alert.
- FDOT's highway dynamic message signs and other highway advisory
methods. This alert will enhance and supplement the local agency response by broadcasting vehicle information
about the missing person to motorists and the public.
- make an arrest.
- • Compare physical evidence to statements.
• Compare injuries to statements.
• Consider evidence or patterns of assault and coercion; include physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.
• Compare the victim, witness, and suspect's statements.
• Assess the verbal and nonverbal communication of involved parties.
• Consider the emotional state, use of physical stature for intimidation, and fearfulness of involved parties.
• Consider violent physical acts such as the following:
Who damaged property?
Who injured animals?
Who ripped the phone from the wall?
Does the injury fit the story of the person who claims self-defense?
- 48 hours of leaving home.
- two to four
months of age and rarely after eight months of
- "any assault,
aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking,
aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting
in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or
- one month to one year in the United States.
- 1. Respond promptly to the scene of the report of a missing person.
2. Consider activating a patrol-vehicle-mounted video camera when approaching
the scene to record vehicles, people, and anything else of note for later
3. Interview the person who made the initial report. Determine if the missing
person has a history of running away.
4. Confirm the person is in fact missing by conducting a thorough search of
5. If a child is missing, verify the child's custody status.
6. Identify the circumstances of the disappearance.
7. Determine who last saw the missing person, when and where.
8. Interview the individuals who last had contact with the missing person.
9. Identify the person's zone of safety for his or her age, developmental, physical,
and mental state.
10. Make an initial determination of the type of incident.
11. Obtain a description of the missing person including photographs
12. If applicable, obtain a description of any suspected abductors and other
13. Evaluate whether the circumstances of the child's disappearance meet AMBER,
Silver, or Blue Alert criteria and other immediate community notification
protocol. Discuss plan activation with your supervisor.
14. Provide continuous, detailed, descriptive information to the communications
unit for broadcast updates as you obtain new information.
15. Identify and interview everyone at the scene, neighboring residences, or
16. Continue to tell the communications unit about all appropriate developing
information for broadcast updates.
17. Extend the search to surrounding areas including vehicles and other hidden
places. Determine if surveillance or security cameras in the vicinity may have
captured information about the disappearance. Use additional resources to
canvass the surrounding areas.
18. Secure and safeguard the area as a potential crime scene.
19. Record if the missing person has access to an online computer, cellular
telephone, and pager.
20. Review sex-offender registries to determine if any such individuals live, work,
or associate within the area of the child's disappearance.
21. Determine the correct National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing
Person File category and ensure entry within two hours of the report.
22. Prepare necessary reports and complete appropriate forms.
- FDOT to activate the dynamic message signs
- sleeping or hiding in the
residence the caregiver is reporting them missing from.
- The missing person must be 60 years or older, there must be a clear indication the individual has an
irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties (e.g., dementia), and law enforcement must verify
Under extraordinary circumstances, when a person age 18 to 59 has irreversible deterioration of
intellectual faculties, law enforcement has determined the missing person lacks the capacity to consent,
and the use of dynamic message signs may be the only possible way to rescue the missing person.
- runaway and that runaways are simply a subset of missing children.
- assistance to law enforcement to aid in the recovery of missing persons
including children, teens, and the elderly. It provides immediate neighborhood telephone alerts to the
- 1. The child must be less than 18 years of age.
2. There must be a clear indication of abduction.
3. The local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction must recommend the activation.
4. There must be a detailed description of child, abductor, or the vehicle to broadcast to the public (use
a photo when available).
5. The law enforcement agency's investigation must conclude the child's life is in danger.
- run away children
- run away
- Blue Alert system to help provide law
enforcement with the means to apprehend more quickly violent criminals who kill or
seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers
- 1-888-875-2246 with the missing person's information.
- criminal charge.
- is a plan that aids the victims and families suffering from Alzheimer's disease and disorders
such as Down's syndrome and autism.
- totality of the circumstances of the incident.
- 1. Local law enforcement has already activated a local or regional alert by contacting a media outlet in their
own and surrounding jurisdictions.
2. The law enforcement agency's investigation must conclude that the disappearance poses a credible
threat to the person's welfare and safety.
3. There must be a description of the vehicle, and a tag number to display on the Florida Department of
Transportation dynamic message signs.
4. Local law enforcement must verify vehicle and tag information.
5. A local law enforcement agency must have entered the missing person into the Florida Crime
Information Center and issued a statewide BOLO to other law enforcement/911 centers.
is a multi-agency child abduction team that permits law enforcement to
provide an organized, rapid, and planned response to an abducted child
or other missing and endangered child case.
- domestic violence
- is a plan to aid local law enforcement in the rescue or recovery of a missing adult
who suffers from irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties.
- growing number of runaway children who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
- Florida AMBER Plan
- prostitution and child trafficking.
- A Child Is Missing, Inc.
- state-of-the-art technology, employing wristband transmitters
to locate wandering and lost adults and children. The website is
- DNA, and scent
- broadcast critical information about a missing or abducted child, in a timely manner, to the public via radio,
television, and the internet.