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What is the definition of a Missing Person?

Any person who is reported missing to Police
Whose whereabouts are unknown AND there are fears for the safety, or concerns for the welfare of that person.


What factors contribute to Fears for Safety?

(Z) Zone of Safety. Are they outside of the usual surroundings?
(A) Age. Small children or the elderly.
(C) Circumstances. Fears arise when the circumstance are unusual, dangerous or suspicious.


What are the 4 categories of a missing person?

(1) Voluntary
(2) Involuntary
(3) Lost due to an event
(4) Missing overseas