If Your Child is Missing
Act immediately if you believe that your child is missing.
If your child is missing from home
- Search the house, checking closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, inside old refrigerators, hope chests, toy chests–wherever a child might crawl or hide. If you cannot find your child, immediately call your local law-enforcement agency.
If your child disappears in a store
- Notify the store manager or security office. Then immediately call your local law-enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action where employees must mobilize to look for the missing child.
Notifying local law-enforcement
- Explain that your child is missing and that your child has been identified at a MoCHIP Child ID event. The tools that you received in the yellow MOCHIP packet will provide law-enforcement with digital pictures and information compatible with the “Amber Alert” program.
- Tell law-enforcement when you noticed your child was missing and what the child was wearing
- Request that your child’s name and identifying information be immediately entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person File.
For additional information about child-safety topics, please visit the following Web sites
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) – missingkids.com or contact them at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
- MCGruff – mcgruff.org
- Safe Kids – safekids.com
To contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the event of an emergency
- From your cell phone *55