Step 1 – Make Some Calls

step1If a you feel a person has gone missing, you should first try to exhaust some options before getting law enforcement involved unless you feel that their health and welfare is in jeopardy.

Who should be contacted really depends on the age of the missing person, but below are a few examples for both a child and an adult.


  • School
  • Parents of Friend or Friends
  • Hospital
  • Police Station


  • Workplace
  • Friends
  • Hospitals
  • Police Station


Go to the next step

  1. Call Around
  2. File a Missing Person Report
  3. Share the Information
  4. Be Proactive
  5. Once Located, Inform Law Enforcement