Silver Alert > Alert CriteriaIndiana Silver Alert Plan Criteria
The person must be eighteen (18) years old or older.
The person must meet the following criteria:
Missing Endangered Adult, I.C. 12-7-2-131.3; or
High Risk Missing Person, I.C. 5-2-17-1.
A request must be recommended by the law enforcement agency of jurisdiction and must be received within a reasonable amount of time of the disappearance considering overall facts and circumstances surrounding each individual disappearance, to ensure that the alerts issued are timely and effective. The law enforcement agency, through its own investigation must:
Verify the disappearance and eliminate alternative explanations for the disappearance;
Validate the mental impairment through a credible medical authority; and
Enter the missing endangered adult, and vehicle information (if applicable), into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as an Endangered Missing Person.
Sufficient information must be available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the missing endangered adult.
For a Statewide alert, a vehicle must be involved. A statewide alert may also be issued if other exceptional circumstances warrant, such as an abduction.
If a vehicle was not involved, or if it is otherwise appropriate, a Regional alert will be initiated and the law enforcement agency is encouraged to utilize the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) program. The size and coverage area of the regional alert may be based on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the person’s disappearance.