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Arizona Department of Public Safety - Silver Alert

If you know someone is missing, call 911 immediately to report.

A Silver Alert is activated when a person with specific cognitive or developmental disabilities of any age, as defined by statute, or a person the age of 65 or older goes missing. 

The purpose of the Silver Alert program is to establish a notification system that provides immediate information to the public through issuing and coordinating alerts using various resources following a subject “gone missing” when specific criteria has been met. 

The goal of the Silver Alert is to locate the missing person, when Silver Alert criteria is met, through efficient information dissemination and communication that results in safe and expedient recovery.

Safety Resources

Customizable Safety Alert Card – Double sided

Arizona Developmental Disability Safety Coalition
Formed in 2017 as a collaboration between the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, and local law enforcement agencies in order to bring together professionals who are united by the desire to promote safe interactions between individuals with I/DD and first responders. The Coalition members include representatives from state policy and advocacy organizations, practitioners, university faculty, and law enforcement.
Website: www.azddsafetycoalition.org

Gilbert Police Department : Bring Me Home Program
GPD offers its residents a way to share useful information with the department for family members who are unable to communicate basic information. The Bring Me Home Program was developed by the Gilbert Police Department to better assist individuals with disabilities who may need extra help communicating in an emergency situation.  This kind of assistance may be necessary if the individual is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented, or act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders
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