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State to Launch Endangered Person Advisory Program in Conjunction with National Missing Children’s Day

State to Launch Endangered Person Advisory Program in Conjunction with National Missing Children’s Day

PIERRES.D.-  Attorney General Larry Long is asking South Dakotans to observe National Missing Children’s Day on Sunday, May 25, 2007. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has dedicated this annual event for missing children since 1983. 

To kick off this important day Attorney General Long would like to introduce a program that will help aid law enforcement in finding missing persons. The Endangered Person Advisory is a program which will allow law enforcement to rapidly disseminate information about a missing and/or endangered person to law enforcement agencies and the media. The Endangered Person Advisory is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement and local broadcasters for notifying the public about a missing and endangered person and the advisories are initiated solely by South Dakota law enforcement agencies. This program is designed to work when the missing person does not meet the criteria for an AMBER Alert.

To help commemorate Missing Children’s Day and launch the Endangered Person Advisory Program Attorney General Larry Long, Art Mabry, President of the Chiefs’ Association and Byron Nogelmeier, President of the Sheriffs’ Association would like to hold a press conference on Thursday, May 22 at the George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice Building in Pierre at 10:00 a.m. This time will be used to discuss the details of the advisory and how it can benefit South Dakota. The public is welcome to attend. 

If you need any additional information contact Sara Rabern at 605-773-3215.

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