Washington Missing Persons Alert System: something to be thankful for
December 1, 2022
In the first 11 months of 2022, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has coordinated a total of 77 missing person alerts utilizing the Washington Missing Persons Alert System, including:
· 5 Amber Alerts looking for missing children;
· 47 Silver Alerts looking for missing seniors;
· 8 Endangered Missing Persons Alerts looking for individuals with unique vulnerabilities;
· 17 Missing Indigenous Person Alerts (MIPA) looking for missing indigenous persons.
Law enforcement agencies across the nation have found the alerts help raise the public consciousness about dangers and vulnerabilities, thus enhancing public safety across all alert categories.