(1) Any person with relevant, credible information suggesting that a person is missing
may make a missing person report to a law enforcement agency.
(2) A law enforcement agency shall accept without delay a missing person report that
is submitted in person if:
(a) The missing person resides, or was last known to reside, within the jurisdiction
of the law enforcement agency and the missing person's last-known location is the
missing person's residence or his or her location is unknown; or
(b) There is credible information indicating that the missing person was last believed
to be within the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency.
(3) Each law enforcement agency is encouraged to accept a missing person report submitted
by telephone or by electronic or other media to the extent that:
(a) The report meets the conditions of paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (2) of this
(b) Acceptance of the report is consistent with law enforcement policies or practices.
(4) A law enforcement agency shall not refuse to accept a missing person report on
the basis that the missing person has not yet been missing for any length of time.
(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (2) and (3) of this section, a law
enforcement agency is not required to accept a missing person report if the person
is the subject of a missing person report under investigation by another law enforcement
agency within this state.
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