Arkansas Crime Information Center
Missing Persons Search
There is no required waiting period to report a missing person. Law enforcement agencies should be contacted without delay. This is extremely important in cases involving a possible abduction, suspected foul play or an at-risk situation. With ACIC missing persons service, law enforcement agencies will be able to forward missing persons information to ACIC and have it displayed in a public forum available to anyone around the world who has access to the Internet.
It is ACIC’s desire to assist law enforcement in their efforts to identify, locate and recover missing persons so they may be returned to their families.Law enforcement agencies desiring to post a photograph and event information of a missing person should contact ACIC at (501) 682-7411, Monday through Friday, 0730-1600 hours.A copy of the agency's Missing Person Report and a clear photograph will be required with an agency case number. The report and photograph can be sent via regular mail or the report can be faxed and the photograph sent regular mail or e-mailed as a .jpg file to ACIC.
ACIC realizes that bringing missing person information to the public’s attention increases the opportunity for identification and recovery of the individual. Information received will be posted to the ACIC website as soon as possible. This service is available for Arkansas missing persons or persons from other states suspected of being in Arkansas.
NCIC MISSING PERSON FILE
There is no waiting period before a person can be entered into the NCIC Missing Person File. Arkansas law requires all missing persons to be entered immediately.
The National Crime Information Center's (NCIC's) Missing Person File was implemented in 1975. Records in the Missing Person File are retained indefinitely or until the individual is located or the record is canceled by the entering agency.
Missing Person Entry Categories. All missing persons must be classified into one of the following categories:
Juvenile - Entry of a person under the age of 21 who is missing and does not meet any of the entry criteria set forth in the other categories.
Endangered - Entry of a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety may be in danger.
Involuntary - Entry of a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance may not have been voluntary, i.e., abduction or kidnapping.
Disability - A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting him/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.
Catastrophe Victim - A person of any age who is missing after a catastrophe.
Other - A person over the age of 21 not meeting the criteria for entry in any category who is missing and for whom there is a reasonable concern for his/her safety.
Unidentified Person Entry Categories
Deceased - A person who is no longer living for whom the identity cannot be ascertained. This category also includes body parts when a body has been dismembered.
Catastrophe Victim - A person who is a victim of a catastrophe for whom the identity cannot be ascertained or body parts when a body has been dismembered as the result of a catastrophe.
Living - A person who is living and unable to ascertain his/her identity, e.g., amnesia victim, infant, etc. The information on unidentified living persons should only be included if the person gives his/her consent or if they are physically or mentally unable to give consent.
Morgan Nick Amber Alert System
Level I EAS Activation Criteria & Procedure
The following list of activation criteria must be considered initially by the local law enforcement agency commander requesting activation of the Morgan Nick Amber Alert System (MNAA). An Arkansas State Police commander shall also review the same criteria before initiating activation of the system.
Local Law Enforcement Agency Minimum Reporting Criteria
1) The age of the child – Persons who are subjects of the alerts must be less than 18 years of age.
2) Threat assessment – Collect the necessary statements and evidence necessary to assess the likelihood that the missing infant, child or minor may be facing imminent harm or death.
3) Time element – The amount of time that has elapsed between the last known sighting of the missing or abducted infant, child or minor and the actual time of the report to a law enforcement agency must be factored into a decision to activate a Level I, EAS/MNAA.
4) Witness information – Consider the reliability and competency of witness information.
5) Parental or guardian disputes – Every effort must be made to determine if any parental or guardian dispute has played some role in the disappearance of the missing infant, child or minor.
6) Collective evidence and statements – The decision whether to authorize a Level I activation will be based on the collective evidence and statements provided to law enforcement officers that would lead investigators to believe there is a credible evidence of an abduction and/or the threat the infant, child or minor may be in imminent danger, facing serious injury or death.
Sign-up for Morgan Nick/Amber Alert Notification
Arkansas Morgan Nick/Amber Alert Initial Form
Arkansas Missing Persons Report
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