Missing Person

When a person is identified as missing, and it is an emergency, always dial 999.

For all non-emergency cases, contact us on 101.

What they will need from you

When you call 999 or 101 to report someone as a missing person they will:

  • ask you for details of the missing person
  • assess whether the person is at low, medium or high risk (see below)
  • begin enquiries straight away where a person is considered at high or medium risk
  • ask for your consent to use publicity
  • keep you informed of the progress of the enquiry
  • speak to the missing person when found to try to reduce the chances of them going missing again


Last update on Thursday 16 Aug 2018 by Alan Comber.

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