Endangered Missing Persons Center
The Washington State Endangered Missing Persons Advisory (EMPA) Plan was incorporated into the Revised Code of Washington under section 13.60.050 in June 2010. Originally intended as an alternative to the AMBER Alert Plan, the EMPA covers many different types of endangered missing person incidents. The formal plan allows for a law enforcement agency to get information out about a person who is believed to be in danger and not able to return to safety on their own. The EMPA assists in disseminating information about a person to the media, public, and local law enforcement agencies with the goal of a safe return as quickly as possible.
Endangered Missing Persons Information
How it Works
EMPA's are requested and activated by local law enforcement agencies based on the incident information and the criteria listed below. Once an incident has been determined to fit the criteria, it will be entered into the Law Enforcement Alerting Portal (LEAP) system which quickly disseminates the information to a subscriber list of local agencies, media, and the public. The public can sign up to receive EMPA's in addition to AMBER Alerts at amberalert.com.
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Information and Safety Links:
Contact AMBERAlerts@wsp.wa.gov or:
Carri Gordon, Manager
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