In response to legislation enacted September 1, 2007, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) implemented the Texas Silver Alert Network as a means to assist law enforcement in the recovery of missing elderly Texans statewide. Silver Alerts typically resemble those alerts issued for abducted children (AMBER Alerts), using similar notification technologies (with the exception of the Emergency Alert System - EAS) to alert the public.
HOW A TEXAS SILVER ALERT IS ACTIVATED:
All six (6) criteria must be met in order to activate the Network:
IMPORTANT: Highway signs will be activated only if accurate vehicle information is available AND it is confirmed that the senior citizen was driving the vehicle at the time of the disappearance.
Once the DPS has confirmed a request by law enforcement meets the criteria above, the Texas Division of Emergency Management immediately notifies the following for dissemination of information within the advisory area:
What Can You Do?
Public awareness is key toward ensuring expedient access to the Silver Alert Program. Together, we can all help towards saving the lives of others.
Capital of Texas Chapter
Greater Dallas Chapter
Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter
North Central Texas Chapter
ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE PROGRAM
Texas Department of State Health Services
TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Texas Department of Public Safety
Training Information: If your organization would like training regarding the Texas Silver Alert Program, contact the State AMBER, Blue and Silver Alert Program Coordinator at (512) 424-2208.
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