Discussion in 'Ohio' started by Earthbound Misfit I, Oct 12, 2008.
Please post Ohio's Laws/Alerts in Place here.
Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse
Ohios Amber Plan
Law enforcement and the media worked together to establish the activation criteria. The criteria were established so that the plan would only be used in appropriate cases. The media and the public must understand the time constraints law enforcement encounter when a child is reported missing. Therefore, for the plan to be activated, the following strict criteria must be met:
An abducted child must be under 18 years of age.
The abduction poses a credible threat of immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death to a child.
A law enforcement agency determines that the child is not a runaway and has not been abducted as a result of a child custody dispute, unless the dispute poses a credible threat of immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death to the child.
There is sufficient descriptive information about the child, the abductor, and the circumstances surrounding the abduction to indicate that activation of the alert will help locate the child.
The plan is limited to "abducted" children, and, therefore, excludes children believed to be runaways or throwaways from home.
Time Out for Amber Alerts
"Truckers Helping To Recover Ohio's Missing Children"
How it works:
A child goes missing and is reported to law enforcement.
Law enforcement determines a call to "Truckers Helping To Recover Ohio's Missing Children" is warranted and uses the Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Automation System/OHLEG to issue the advisory.
The system will broadcast fax/e-mail the child's information to all of the participating trucking companies within the local or regional area that the law enforcement designates.
The receiving trucking companies will post the information in their drivers' lounges and dispatch offices, as well as include the information with the driver s' dispatches.
When a child is found, a notice will go out to the trucking companies that the child has been recovered.
The Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police helped develop the criteria law enforcement will follow to make a call to "Truckers Helping To Recover Ohio's Missing Children."
Ohio's Missing Adult Alert
Missing Adult Criteria
The local investigating law enforcement agency confirms that the individual is missing.
The individual is 65 years of age or older or has a mental impairment.
The disappearance of the individual poses a credible threat of immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death to the individual.
There is sufficient descriptive information about the individual and the circumstances surrounding the individual's disappearance to indicate that activation of the alert will help locate the individual.