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    MA Laws/Alerts in Place

    Please post here any current laws/alerts in place relating to the Missing/UID.
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    Massachusetts Missing Children Clearinghouse


    The Massachusetts State Police houses the Massachusetts Missing Children Clearinghouse (MMCC). The MMCC strives to provide resources for families, caregivers, and the professionals who serve them in assisting in the recovery of children who go missing.

    Law Enforcement

    Massachusetts State Police
    Missing Persons Unit

    470 Worchester Rd.
    Framingham, MA 01702
    (508) 820-2129
    (800) 622-5999 (in-state only)
    FAX: (508) 820-2128


    Laws Governing the Reporting of Missing Children


    Massachusetts General Law regarding Juveniles:
    M.G.L. c.22A, S.4, states that,"[W]henever a parent, guardian, or governmental unit responsible for a child, reports to any police officer or law enforcement official that a child is missing, such police officer or official shall immediately cause to be entered into the central register relevant information relative to said missing child. Such police officer or law enforcement official shall also immediately undertake to locate such missing child.

    Police officers, law enforcement officials and others so designated by the commissioner solely for the purpose of locating a missing child shall have access to the fingerprints and other data and information concerning the missing child on file with the central register.

    The provisions of this statute have been interpreted to mean that any agency which receives a report of a missing child MUST enter a Missing Person record as soon as enough data on the child is available to make an entry, regardless of whether a signed missing person report has been completed. Therefore, users should attempt to get the necessary data from the person making the report and make a CJIS Missing Person entry immediately.

    Suzanne’s Law

    “Suzanne’s Law” amends Section 3701 (a) of the Crime Control Act of 1990 so that there is no waiting period before a law enforcement agency initiates an investigation of a missing person under the age of twenty one and reports the missing person to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.

    Parental/Guardian Information

    If your child goes missing:
    There are steps you should take which will help facilitate your child’s recovery.

    Immediately report the missing child to the local police

    There is NO waiting period when filing a missing persons report. Your report can be made over the phone but will require an in-person report at the police department of jurisdiction within 24 to 48 hours.

    Missing Child Intake Form

    Take time to review and/ or complete the intake form. This will expedite the process for the police and prepare you for the types of information and questions you may be asked. The process of having your child posted to the MMCC is best accomplished through your local police department or you can contact the MMCC directly. If you choose to have your child’s picture and descriptive information posted to the MMCC website and/or the NCMEC website, please sign the release of information section of the intake form.

    Massachusetts Child AMBER Alert

    Criteria for Issuing an AMBER Alert

    Three basic criteria must be met before the State Police will activate the plan:
    1. A child under the age of 17 years has been abducted;
    2. The child is in danger of serious bodily harm, injury or death; and
    3. There is enough descriptive information to believe that an Amber Alert may help locate the child.


    How Does the Massachusetts AMBER Alert Work?

    Law enforcement becomes aware that a child or children may have been abducted.
    The investigating agency confirms a child has been abducted and notify the State Police.
    State Police ensure the abduction meets AMBER Criteria:
    1. Child is under 17 years old
    2. Child is in serious danger of bodily harm or death
    3. There is enough descriptive information to believe an AMBER Alert will help locate the child

    State Police activate the Emergency Broadcast System.
    Local broadcasters interrupt regular programming to broadcast available information.
    Public becomes the eyes and ears of the law enforcement, calling 911 if they have any information.

    Wireless AMBER Alerts


    Scenerios and Amber Alert Activation form

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    Cámara de compensación de los niños que falta de Massachusetts

    La policía del estado de Massachusetts contiene la cámara de compensación de los niños que falta de Massachusetts (MMCC). El MMCC se esfuerza proporcionar los recursos para las familias, los cuidadores, y los profesionales que los sirven en la ayuda a la recuperación de los niños que van a faltar.

    Unidad de los desaparecidos de la policía del estado de Massachusetts 470 Worchester Rd. Framingham, mA 01702 (508) 820-2129 (800) (instale solamente) FAX 622-5999: (508) 820-2128

    Ley general de Massachusetts con respecto a jóvenes: M.G.L. c.22A, S.4, indica eso, " El henever [W] un padre, un guarda, o una unidad gubernamental responsable de un niño, de informes a cualquier oficial de policía o agente policial que un niño falta, de tal oficial de policía o funcionario hará inmediatamente ser incorporado en el niño que falta dicho en relación con central de la información relevante del registro. Tal oficial de policía o agente policial también emprenderá inmediatamente localizar a tal niño que falta. Los oficiales de policía, los agentes policiales y otros señalados tan por la comisión con el fin de localizar a un niño que falta tendrán solamente acceso a las huellas digitales y los otros datos e información referente al niño que falta en archivo con el registro central. Las provisiones de este estatuto se han interpretado para significar que cualquier agencia que reciba un informe de un niño que falta DEBE incorporar un expediente del desaparecido tan pronto como bastantes datos sobre el niño estén disponibles hacer una entrada, sin importar si se ha terminado un informe firmado del desaparecido. Por lo tanto, los usuarios deben intentar conseguir los datos necesarios de la persona que hace el informe y hacer un CJIS la entrada del desaparecido inmediatamente.

    “Sección de las compensaciones de la ley de Susana” 3701 (a) del acto del control del crimen de 1990 de modo que no haya período de espera antes de que una agencia policial inicie una investigación de un desaparecido bajo edad de veinte una y divulgue al desaparecido al centro de información nacional del crimen del Ministerio de Justicia.


    Estados Unidos Criterios recomendados para la Alerta AMBER

    Cuando su Niño desaparece.

    Guía en caso de que su hijo desaparezca

    Alertas Inalámbricas AMBER


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    State Police Airwing Section

    State Police Air Wing has provided the Commonwealth and its network of first responders with airborne support for over three decades. It is the largest and most comprehensive full time public safety aviation unit in New England. Aircrews stand ready to respond from three strategically located Air Bases within the state 365 days a year.



    Sección de la escuadrilla aérea de la policía del estado

    El molinete regulador de la policía del estado ha proveído de la Commonwealth y de su red de los primeros respondedores la ayuda aerotransportada por más de tres décadas. Es la unidad a tiempo completo más grande y más comprensiva de la aviación de la seguridad pública de Nueva Inglaterra. Las tripulaciones aéreas se colocan listas para responder a partir de tres bases aéreas estratégico 365 días al año localizadas dentro del estado.
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    A Plan for CIVILIAN Search and Rescue in Massachusetts

    Although the Commonwealth, through the Massachusetts State Police, has a strong search and rescue response component in place, the Plan will augment this capability through the controlled integration of civilian resources.

    Specifically, the Secretary of Public Safety, whose office oversees all public safety matters for the Commonwealth, formalized operational and administrative procedures for civilian volunteers and resources for search and rescue activities within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Plan.

    After consulting with personnel from affected public safety agencies and staff from the Department of State Police and the MA Executive Office of Public Safety, the Secretary of Public Safety released the Plan for Civilian Search and Rescue in January of 2000.

    This Plan creates a direct link between civilians eager to help and the Massachusetts State Police, who are involved in most major missing person searches.


    Civilian Search & Rescue

    For those who may want additional information or may be interested in joining an organized search and rescue team:

    Central Massachusetts Search and Rescue Team
    Attn: Mark Supernor
    P.O. Box 575
    Boylston, MA 01515
    E-mail: mark.supernor@cmsart.org


    Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue Team
    Attn: Joe Bourquard
    P.O. Box 844
    Pittsfield, MA 01202
    E-mail: jbourquard@berkshire.rr.com

    Additional certification and training is offered by Northeast Wilderness Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) and National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) qualified instructors. For more information on NEWSAR or NASAR training being offered in a particular area write:

    NEWSAR
    P.O. Box 52
    Ware, MA 01082-0052
    E-mail: training@newsar.org

    NASAR
    4500 Southgate Place, Suite 100
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    http://www.nasar.org/



    Un plan para la búsqueda CIVIL y rescate en Massachusetts

    Aunque la Commonwealth, a través de la policía del estado de Massachusetts, tenga un componente fuerte de la respuesta de la búsqueda y del rescate en el lugar, el plan aumentará esta capacidad con la integración controlada de recursos civiles. Específicamente, la secretaria de la seguridad pública, cuya oficina supervisa todas las materias de seguridad pública para la Commonwealth, procedimientos operacionales y administrativos formalizados para los voluntarios civiles y recursos para las actividades de la búsqueda y del rescate dentro de la Commonwealth de Massachusetts en el plan. Después de consultar con los personales de las agencias afectadas y del personal de la seguridad pública de la policía del Departamento de Estado y la oficina ejecutiva del mA de la seguridad pública, la secretaria de la seguridad pública lanzó el plan para la búsqueda civil y el rescate en enero de 2000. Este plan crea un enlace directo entre los civiles impacientes ayudar y la policía del estado de Massachusetts, que están implicados en la mayoría de las búsquedas importantes del desaparecido.

    Para los que pueden querer la información adicional o pueden estar interesados en ensamblar una búsqueda y a un equipo de rescate organizados:

    Attn central de la búsqueda y del equipo de rescate de Massachusetts: Marque Supernor P.O. Caja 575 Boylston, mA 01515 Email: mark.supernor@cmsart.org

    Attn de la búsqueda y del equipo de rescate de la montaña de Berkshire: Joe Bourquard P.O. Caja 844 Pittsfield, mA 01202 Email: jbourquard@berkshire.rr.com

    La certificación y el entrenamiento adicionales es ofrecida por la búsqueda de Northeast Wilderness y el rescate (NEWSAR) y asociación nacional para los instructores calificados de la búsqueda y del rescate (NASAR). Para más información sobre el entrenamiento de NEWSAR o de NASAR que es ofrecido en un área particular escriba:

    NEWSAR P.O. Caja 52 Mercancías, mA 01082-0052 Email: training@newsar.org

    NASAR Lugar de 4500 Southgate, habitación 100 Chantilly, VA 20151 http://www.nasar.org/

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    Massachusetts State Search & Rescue Dog Federation

    Registered in the Massachusetts State Police Professional Volunteer SAR Resource database. Inclusion verifies certifications and CORI background checks. No cost for services provided.


    Del Estado de Massachusetts de búsqueda y rescate de perros Federación

    Inscrita en el Estado de Massachusetts de Policía de Voluntarios Profesionales de Recursos SAR base de datos. Inclusión verifica la certificación y verificación de antecedentes CORI. Sin costo alguno para los servicios prestados.

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    State Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)

    All members of SERT are specially equipped and expertly trained in all aspects of lost person and evidence searches including, but not limited to; search incident management, search methodology, land navigation, search and rescue team leader certifications, pathfinder techniques and real world knowledge from more than one hundred and fifty search missions


    Policía Estatal Especial Emergency Response Team (SERT)

    Todos los miembros del SERT están especialmente equipados y entrenados por expertos en todos los aspectos de la pérdida de la persona y la búsqueda de pruebas, incluyendo pero no limitado a, gestión de incidentes de búsqueda, búsqueda de la metodología, la tierra navegación, búsqueda y rescate jefe del equipo de certificaciones, Pathfinder técnicas y conocimientos del mundo real de más de ciento cincuenta misiones de búsqueda.

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    Bill in the Ways and Means committee

    For those of you who are interested in propelling a uniform series of laws concerning the collection and dissemination of Missing Person/UID information, please make your senator aware of the following bill:

    The Missing Person Legislation S 1366.

    This bill contains the bulk of Project Jason's Campaign for the Missing proposals, and received a favorable report from the Ways and Means committee in March of this year. We need the Senators to get the Chairman of the committee to release it for a vote....

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    For those of you who are interested in propelling a uniform series of laws concerning the collection and dissemination of Missing Person/UID information, please make your senator aware of the following bill:

    The Missing Person Legislation S 1366.

    This bill contains the bulk of Project Jason's Campaign for the Missing proposals, and received a favorable report from the Ways and Means committee in March of this year. We need the Senators to get the Chairman of the committee to release it for a vote....

    Peace to all.
    Context of Bill #1366
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