To Report a Missing Person

To file a missing person report, contact your local law enforcement agency. 

There is no specific time in Missouri a person must be missing prior to filing a missing person report. 

If possible, provide law enforcement with an updated photo of the missing person to be added to the NCIC entry.

Missouri law requires that any law enforcement agency receiving a report of a missing child or adult shall immediately enter the name of the person into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and into the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) with all available identifying features and information.

To view the Missouri Statutes regarding the criteria for a missing person and how to report a missing person, click the links below.

Missouri Statute 43.400.1 - Criteria for a Missing Person

Missouri Statute 43.401.1 - Reporting a Missing Person