WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY

numbers to call and information to collect

Precautionary Measures: Necessary Materials

Keep a complete description of your child.

Take color photographs of your child every six months.

Keep copies of your child’s fingerprints.

Keep a sample of your child’s DNA.

Know where your child’s medical records are located.

Have your dentist prepare and maintain dental charts for your child.

What You Should Do In Case Your Child Is Missing:

Immediately report your child missing to your local law enforcement agency.

Ask the law enforcement agency to enter your child into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Persons File.

Limit access to your home until law enforcement arrives and has the opportunity to collect possible evidence.

Give law enforcement investigators all information you have on your child including fingerprints, photographs, complete description and the facts and circumstances related to the disappearance.



Call NCMEC at

1-800-THE-LOST

(1-800-843-5678)


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PERSONAL SAFETY FOR CHILDREN—A GUIDE FOR PARENTS