PURPOSE: This amendment updates the process for
activating the AMBER Alert system.
In the event of a missing child, the
reporting agency shall first determine the following criteria are met:
The missing child qualifies as an
"abducted child," defined as a child age seventeen (17) or under whose
whereabouts is unknown and who has been determined by local law enforcement to
1. The victim of kidnapping as defined by
2. The victim of a crime
of child kidnapping as defined by section
RSMo, the statutory age limit notwithstanding;
(B) The child is in the custody of someone
other than a parent, guardian, or other official custodial entity, or
sufficient evidence exists to indicate harm may come to a child from a parent,
guardian, or other official custodial entity; and
Sufficient descriptive information exists
to enhance the possibility of recovery, such as-
1. The time and location of the
2. A physical description
of the abducted child or his or her clothing, if known;
3. A physical description and identity, if
known, of the abductor and whether or not the abductor is armed; and
4. A vehicle description and direction of
The reporting agency shall take a complete report and validate the
agency shall -
(A) Complete and submit a
Missouri AMBER Alert Abduction Form through the Missouri Uniform Law
Enforcement System (MULES). A request can also be made by completing a Missouri
AMBER Alert Abduction Form on the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) website.
The form should then be emailed or faxed to the MSHP communications division;
(B) Enter the incident into
MULES and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
(4) Upon receipt
of the Amber Alert Abduction Form, MSHP Communications Division personnel shall
contact the reporting agency to confirm the validity of the alert.
(5) After receiving confirmation, MSHP
Communications Division shall then disseminate the alert.
11 CSR 30-10.020
RSMo Supp. 2005.* Original rule filed Oct. 3, 2005, effective March 30, 2006.
Register February 1, 2021/Volume 46, Number 03, effective
*Original authority: 210.1014, RSMo