Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPICAB) was established in 1996. The purpose of the MEPICAB is to gain an outside perspective from local law enforcement, parents, educators, the business community, and other victim services providers on enhancing the approach to missing person issues.
The MEPICAB Board members are chosen by FDLE's Commissioner from around the state, to provide balanced representation of the state of Florida. The board members meet quarterly to discuss and implement plans and policies to combat and create an awareness of the large number of adult and children that go missing every year in Florida. Approximately 41,000 missing person incidents were reported to local law enforcement agencies in Florida during the year of 2009.
The Advisory Board consists of 3 sub-committees: the Recovery Committee, the Prevention Committee and the Florida Missing Children’s Day Committee. Each sub- committee works on various missing persons safety and prevention projects, such as the “Missing Children” billboards and the Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony listed below.