A year after FDLE launched the Purple Alert program, 250 people were found.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is celebrating one year since the launch of the Florida Purple Alert program. The Purple Alert is used to assist in the search for missing adults with mental, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities who do not qualify for a Statewide Silver Alert.

Since the launch of the program in July 2022, 255 purple alerts have been issued and 250 people have been identified.

Purple Alerts engage the public in the search for a missing person and provide a standardized and coordinated community response. “Thanks in large part to community participation, Purple Alert is a trusted resource to help law enforcement find missing persons safely. Our Purple Alert program is a model for other states,” said FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass.

When purple alerts are issued, the information is distributed to citizens who have subscribed to receive alerts and displayed on dynamic road signs when applicable. Warnings are also posted on the public FDLE website.

Sign up to receive Florida Purple alerts today via email or text message at http://www.missingchildrenalert.com/.

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