Missing person alerts are used to get information out to the public in hope of receiving tips and then leads to the recovery of a person in danger.
There are currently six different types of alerts and each categorize a different type of missing or abducted individual.
Notifies the public when a child has been abducted and is believed to be in danger of sexual assault, bodily injury, or death.
Notifies the public of a missing older adult with a documented mental condition.
Notifies the public of a wanted violent criminal who has killed or seriously wounded a local, state, or federal law enforcement officer.
Endangered Missing Persons Alert
Notifies the public of a missing person (of any age) with an intellectual disability.
Notifies the public of a missing current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces who is struggling with mental illness.
Notifies the public of missing, kidnapped, or abducted adult or adults who are in immediate danger of injury or death.
For more information on the Alert types visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website. https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/intelligence-counterterrorism/amber-silver-blue-endangered-missing-persons-camo-clear-alert