Missing Child

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 mustĀ mobilizeĀ 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 andĀ identifyingĀ 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

To contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the event of an emergency

  • 1-800-525-5555
  • From your cell phone *55