Florida Missing Alerts
The Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC) is housed under the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). MEPIC personnel are available 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day with rotating staff. MEPIC personnel provides analytical and investigative support in the processing of leads associated with missing children cases. MEPIC issues the missing alerts for the State of Florida. In order to activate an alert, law enforcement must call MEPIC to request activation. After the law enforcement agency requests the alerts, it is reviewed by FDLE to determine if the request meets all the criteria to activate an alert based on Florida Statute.
To view current AMBER, Missing Child, Enhanced Missing Child, and Silver Alerts, please visit FDLE's MEPIC website at https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/mcicsearch/AllAlerts.asp
Allows law enforcement to quickly notify the public of critical information regarding a child that has been ABDUCTED. An AMBER Alert can only be issued if:
1. The child is under the age of 18.
2. There is a well founded belief, based on an active investigation, that the child is in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm.
3. There is a detailed description of the child and/or the abductor/vehicle to broadcast to the public.
4. A well founded belief that a kidnapping has occurred based on an active investigation.
5. The law enforcement agency of jurisdiction recommends activation.