Florida Missing Children's Day
2023 Florida Missing Children's Day
The Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board invite you to attend the 25th Florida Missing Children's Day (FMCD) ceremony on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
FMCD features a formal ceremony where citizens, law enforcement officers, and K9 trailing teams are recognized for their exemplary efforts when investigating missing persons, rescuing missing children, or preventing abductions and includes a time of remembrance recognizing impacted families of a missing loved one.
Event details: FMCD has traditionally been held at the Tallahassee Capitol Courtyard. Due to Capitol renovations, this year FMCD is being held at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. All award winners and missing family activities will take place at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum to include rehearsal, the Florida Associations of School Resource Officers' (FASRO) reception, the Sponsor breakfast, and the formal ceremony. Guests will be able to park at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Please RSVP by completing the form at the bottom of this webpage, by calling 1-888-356-4774, or by emailing FMCD@fdle.state.fl.us no later than Monday, August 14th. If you are an impacted missing person family, please call FDLE's FMCD coordinator Ashley Bullard directly at 850-544-8536 to discuss attendance and participation in the formal ceremony. RSVP's are now closed for missing person families.
A hotel block has been arranged at Staybridge Suites, 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317, for Sunday, September 10th. Please call the hotel directly at 850-219-7000 and reference the Florida Missing Children's Day or FMS room block to receive a room rate of $111.00 a night before taxes. There are limited rooms available for the Saturday night preceding FMCD, and the Monday night following the ceremony. If you require rooms for these dates in addition to Sunday, September 10th, please reserve your room early. THE HOTEL BLOCK IS NOW OUT OF DOUBLE BED ROOMS. All rooms must be reserved by Friday, August 25th. All guests, unless otherwise stated, are responsible for their own expenses. The hotel is conveniently located by I-10 and less than one mile from the Tallahassee Automobile Museum.
This year, FMCD is hosting a safety fair for the public and elementary school students. The safety fair will be held in the Tallahassee Automobile Museum's courtyard from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11th after the FMCD formal ceremony. The event is outside and inclement weather may affect the safety fair.
FDLE is organizing the event and inviting multiple government agencies and businesses to attend the safety event. If your agency or business is interested in attending the event as a vendor or if your school is interested in attending the FMCD safety fair, please email your contact information to FMCD@fdle.state.fl.us.