FMCD Contests and Important Links
Poster and Essay Contest Winners
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) would like to congratulate the
Florida state-wide winner of the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest
sponsored by the United States’ Department of Justice’s Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention Office and the Florida state-wide winner of the National Missing
Children’s Day essay contest sponsored by FDLE and the Department of Education.
The National Missing Children’s Day poster and the Florida Missing Children’s Day essay
contest is designed to promote awareness among parents, teachers, and children and
engage them in discussions regarding child safety. FDLE received over 150 posters that
were thoughtful and well-drawn works of art that should make the parents, teachers,
and children artists proud. The posters are displayed in FDLE headquarters for our
members to remind staff that a child’s life might be saved by participating and raising
awareness. To the right, is the state-wide winner’s original drawing and below is the 2021 Florida Missing Children’s Day billboard. FDLE also received excellent essays from all over the state that were very well thought out and which provided references for child safety. The state-wide winner essay can be read by clicking this link. Due to these individuals being minors, their personal information is not being released.
The Missing Endangered Person Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC): website
MEPIC is the central repository of information regarding missing endangered persons in Florida. MEPIC assists law enforcement agencies and Florida's citizens in finding missing persons by providing analytical services and engaging the public in the search. MEPIC is responsible for releasing all AMBER Alerts, Missing Child Alerts, Enhanced Missing Child Alerts. and State Silver Alerts in Florida. Sign up for Alerts by clicking here.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs): website
NamUs is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Resources are provided at no cost to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, allied forensic professions and family members of missing persons.
Florida's Sexual Offenders and Predators Search (SOPS) website
SOPS contains public record information on sexual offenders and sexual predators under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime.
Florida Unidentified Decedents Database (FLUIDDB) website
A central clearinghouse for family, friends, or law enforcement searching for a missing person. FLUIDDB contains information about people who have been found deceased in Florida and whose identities remain unknown.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) website
The nation's clearinghouse and reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization.