Florida’s Silver Alert Program celebrates seven years

Today is the seven year anniversary of Florida’s Silver Alert program. Since the program’s inception in 2008, 1,134 Silver Alerts have been issued, and Florida’s Silver Alert program has been directly responsible for 110 recoveries. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Silver Alert reports, none have been issued in Santa Rosa County in 2014 or 2015.

Silver Alerts are activated statewide at the request of local law enforcement after a senior with

Alzheimer’s or related dementia goes missing in a car. Once a Silver Alert is issued, information about

the missing senior is communicated through a local BOLO, media outlets, lottery terminals and highway

message signs.

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