The Murfreesboro Police Department has formalized an agreement with “A Child Is Missing Alert Program” that has led to a high tech method to search locally for missing and endangered children, missing elderly (often with Alzheimer’s), and missing persons with special mental or physical challenges.
A Child Is Missing is a nationwide non-profit organization that utilizes sophisticated computer mapping systems and trained technicians with the capacity to place alert phone calls to residents and businesses in the area where someone has gone missing. To date, the efforts of A Child Is Missing have been credited with more than 800 safe recoveries nationally.
Upon receipt of missing person calls meeting the criteria for use of the program, the Murfreesboro Police Department will notify the national headquarters of A Child Is Missing Alert Program. An Information and Mapping Technician, initiates a rapid process of information gathering and uses sophisticated mapping systems to send an alert within minutes detailing the missing person’s description, last known whereabouts, and pertinent information. This alert message will also include a Murfreesboro Police Department phone number for use by anyone with information relating to the missing person.
This program is a free service to law enforcement. Murfreesboro police officials will evaluate each situation to determine if the use of an A Child Is Missing Alert is appropriate to the case.
Phone numbers that are called by this program include listed numbers and mobile numbers available to ACIM in the selected area. Mobile numbers, unlisted numbers, broadband/voice-over IP numbers, or TDD/TTY devices can be added to ensure they, too, are called in the event of an alert. To enter your cell phone, unlisted, broadband/voice-over IP or TDD/TTY device number visit www.achildismissing.org and click on “add your name” to enter your name, number, and address. This information will only be used for emergency message alerts.