MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE



CHAPTER: 047 - 2


TITLE: Missing Children

EFFECTIVE DATE:

December 15, 2008

NO. PAGES:

6

AMENDED/REVIEWED:

11-14-17

REFERENCE: CALEA 41.2.6

RESCINDS:


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SHERIFF OF MONROE COUNTY



PURPOSE: The purpose of this order is to establish policy and procedures response to an investigation of missing children


POLICY: It is the Sheriff's policy reports of missing children are immediately and properly responded to and thoroughly investigated according to professional standards. '


Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) reporting missing Children - In compliance with FSS 937 f; a child under the care or supervision of the DCF, or under the care or supervision of a DCF contract provider is reported missing by an employee of DCF or its contract provider the report will be accepted and the case investigated as per this policy.

[CALEA 41.2.6]


DEFINITIONS:


Missing Child/Juvenile: A person younger than 18 years of age; whose temporary or permanent residence is in, or is believed to be, in Florida; whose location has not been determined; and has been reported as missing to a law enforcement agency.

[CALEA 41.2.6 ]


Disabled: A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting himself/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.


Endangered: A person of any age who is missing and in the company of another person under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger.


Missing Endangered Person: Means



Cancel any teletypes, BOLOs or NCIS/FCIC entries. Notify assigned detective.

Advise original complainant of the relevant details of the case and the child's location. Deputies are cautioned in this regard that every case presents different problems and that discretion will be exercised where appropriate in furnishing information.


If it develops that the missing child has been the subject of foul play or has been located either deceased or in severely deteriorated physical or mental condition, personal contact will be made whit the complainant.


In all other cases phone contact will suffice.


Return any photographs in Sheriff's Office custody to the owner.


If a missing child returns home and no foul play is suspected, the missing child NCIC/FCIC entry can be canceled as stated above and only the appropriate supplemental report is required.


In the event the missing child is determined to be a runaway, the deputy recovering the runaway will write the appropriate supplement.