In addition to the state’s AMBER Alert™ Program for abducted children, Texas has several alert programs designed to notify the public of missing individuals, including the Endangered Missing Persons Alert Network. This network was created by the Texas Department of Public Safety in September 2011 to assist law enforcement in finding missing adults and children with intellectual disabilities.
Only law enforcement can request activation of these alert systems which issue urgent bulletins through a variety of methods. Methods range from using the news media and highway message signs to electronic postings on lottery machines statewide, which can provide rapid advisories around the clock.
DPS offers free training workshops and briefings to local communities and law enforcement to promote program awareness. If your group would like to learn more about the Endangered Missing Persons Program, or other missing person alert programs offered by the DPS, please contact:
State Operations Center
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
You can also work with your local law enforcement to ensure that officers are familiar with the Endangered Missing Persons Alert Network. Find program descriptions and criteria for activating an alert on the DPS website.