The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) coordinates the dissemination of qualifying missing person advisories. The goal is to rapidly notify the public of specific missing person cases, promoting tips, and leads to law enforcement. Advisories can be issued within any Texas geographical area, including statewide.
Only a law enforcement agency can make a request to activate the State Network. Each alert program contains criteria designed to ensure network integrity and prevent public desensitization.
The Texas Department of Public Safety implemented two new alert systems in 2019: the CLEAR alert and CAMO alert. You may have seen the “CLEAR alert” on TxDOT billboards over the weekend. CLEAR Alerts are for adults who have been abducted, and Camo Alerts are for missing veterans with mental illness or injury.
CLEAR stands for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue Alert. This new alert system will assist law enforcement in locating and rescuing missing adults who may have been kidnapped, abducted, or who are in immediate danger of injury or death, as well as aid in locating any potential suspects.
The Camo alert is designed to notify the public of a missing current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces.
- Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit email@example.com
- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children www.ncmec.org
- National Runaway Hotline www.nrscrisisline.org
- National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS) https://www.namus.gov/
Information is taken from https://www.dps.texas.gov/index.htm