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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined
Section: 52:17B-194.6: Use of overhead permanent changeable message signs to provide information on certain missing persons.
3. a. The Missing Persons and Child Exploitation Unit in the Division of State Police, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, shall develop a procedure for the use of overhead permanent changeable message signs to provide information on a missing person meeting the criteria set forth in section 2 of P.L.2009, c.167 (C.52:17B-194.5) when information is available that would enable motorists to assist in the recovery of the missing person.
b. The Missing Persons and Child Exploitation Unit and the Department of Transportation shall develop guidelines for the content, length, and frequency of any message to be placed on the overhead permanent changeable message sign.
c. The procedure and guidelines required in subsections a. and b. of this section shall provide at a minimum that:
(1) overhead permanent changeable message signs may be activated only if accurate motor vehicle information is available and it is confirmed that the person was driving the motor vehicle at the time of the disappearance; and
(2) the lead law enforcement agency, upon determining that a Silver Alert is warranted, shall contact the Watch Operations Unit in the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center, which shall contact the Department of Transportation for activation of highway signs.
d. The participating media may voluntarily agree, upon notice of the issuance of a Silver Alert, to inform the public of a person believed to be missing within their service regions. The notice shall be provided through the lead law enforcement agency.
e. The alerts shall terminate upon notice from the lead law enforcement agency.
f. The alerts shall include a description of the missing person and such other information as the lead law enforcement agency may deem pertinent and appropriate. The lead law enforcement agency shall, in a timely manner, update the media with new information regarding the missing person when appropriate.
g. The alerts also shall provide information concerning how those members of the public who have information relating to the missing person may contact the lead law enforcement agency or the Missing Persons and Child Exploitation Unit in the Division of State Police.
L.2009, c.167, s.3.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.
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