FMCD Contests and Important Links 

Poster and Essay Contest- 

Poster and Essay Contest Winners

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 the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Department of Education were held in 2022. 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 would like to congratulate Ms. Hailey as the 2022 poster contest winner. Her artwork helped create the 2022 Florida Missing Children’s Day Billboard that will be displayed around the state and is showcased below.

FDLE would also like to congratulate Ms. Arie as the 2022 essay contest winner. She wrote an excellent essay that highlights the dangers for children in their communities and ways to avoid those dangers. She encourages children to practice self-defense, be aware of your surroundings, and do not share personal information to strangers online. You may find her essay by clicking here.

The goal of these contests and events is to provide teachers, families and communities with the opportunity to discuss ways for children to stay safe from abduction. Students are invited to watch Florida Missing Children’s Day live on Monday, September 12th, 2022, at 10 a.m. on the Florida Channel or via the web at You may also visit the Florida Missing Children’s Day Foundation website by clicking  to find pictures and video links from past Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremonies.

2022 Florida Missing Children's Day Billboard

Important Links

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.