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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-194.5: Activation of Silver Alert; requirements.

          2. A Silver Alert authorized under this section may be activated in accordance with the following requirements, which shall be incorporated into the guidelines required by subsection c. of section 1 of P.L.2009, c.167 (C.52:17B-194.4).

a. The law enforcement agency receiving the missing persons report shall be the lead law enforcement agency.

b. The Missing Persons and Child Exploitation Unit in the Division of State Police, upon request, shall assist the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation of a Silver Alert.

c. Each of the following criteria shall be met before a Silver Alert may be issued:

(1) the person believed to be missing is believed to have dementia or another cognitive impairment regardless of age;

(2) a missing person's report has been submitted to the local law enforcement agency where the person went missing;

(3) the person believed to be missing may be in danger of death or serious bodily injury;

(4) there is sufficient information available to indicate that a Silver Alert would assist in locating the missing person; and

(5) sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the person.

L.2009, c.167, s.2; amended 2017, c.131, s.189.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2017-08-09 10:15:58.

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