(1) All law
enforcement agencies shall collect information about each person reported
missing by a parent, guardian or next of kin. Information about unknown
deceased persons shall also be collected and preserved for identification
purposes. Information collected includes physical descriptions, descriptions of
clothing, dental charts, fingerprints if available and other personal data
useful in identifying missing or unknown deceased persons.
Agencies receiving missing person reports
shall enter appropriate records in GCIC/NCIC computerized files. Agencies
investigating unknown deceased cases shall enter, or authorize entry of,
unidentified deceased persons in NCIC. In compliance with federal law (
), GCIC will advise
the Georgia Missing Person Clearinghouse of all such record entries.
(a) Record entries for missing minors,
including juveniles reported as runaways, shall be made immediately. Entries
for all other persons reported missing must be made within 12 hours, pursuant
to O.C.G.A. §
(b) Within sixty (60) days of entry of a
missing juvenile, the agency must attempt to update the record with any
available medical/dental records for identification purposes.
(c) Thirty days after missing person records
are entered in the NCIC computerized file, NCIC will check all records for
completeness. NCIC sends messages to agencies of record when records are
(d) A non-terminal
agency should request assistance in making missing person record entries from
the terminal agency that provides it CJIS network
(e) Agencies that enter or
authorize the entry of missing person and unidentified deceased person records
in GCIC/NCIC computerized files shall respond within 10 minutes to priority
messages from other agencies reference possible identifications. Responses to
messages classified as 'routine' shall be made within one hour. NCIC conducts
daily matches to determine if identifiers in a missing person record are
similar to those of a recent unidentified deceased person entry.
(3) Agencies authorizing entry of
missing person and unidentified deceased person records shall cause these
record entries to be removed from GCIC/NCIC computerized files immediately upon
identification of missing or unidentified deceased persons.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 140-2-.15
U.S.C. 5779, Sec.
Original Rule entitled
"Special Handling Provisions for Missing and Unidentified Deceased Persons"
adopted. F. Sept. 6, 1984; eff.
Oct. 8, 1984, as specified by
New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 2,
1986; eff. July 22, 1986.
New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 7,
1988; eff. July 27, 1988.
New Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 7,
1990; eff. Nov. 27, 1990.
F. Dec. 4, 1991; eff.
Dec. 24, 1991.
New Rule entitled "Procedures for Handling Missing and Unidentified
Deceased Persons" adopted F. Mar. 4, 1998;
eff. Mar. 24, 1998.
F. Sept. 5, 2002; eff.
Sept. 25, 2002.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
Sept. 25, 2007, eff.
Oct. 15, 2007.