(a) Once a determination has been made to activate an emergency missing child alert, the local law enforcement agency shall do the following:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 26-19B-4

  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) Immediately request the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to issue an emergency missing child alert, providing all pertinent information regarding the missing child to the agency.

(2) Supplement the information by descriptions and photographs of the child to the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency for dissemination to the media, to the public through any means available, including the Internet, and by posting the missing child’s photograph on the agency’s website, if available.

(b) The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency shall do both of the following:

(1) Prepare and send via email the information and description of the missing child to the media statewide.

(2) Post the missing child’s photograph on the agency’s website.

(c) Once a missing child is found or the case is closed, the originating law enforcement agency shall request the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to deactivate the emergency missing child alert.

(Act 2015-28, §4.)