FCC Proposes “Missing and Endangered Persons“ Alert Code

 The new emergency public safety system would support responses to endangered adults and indigenous women.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a new event code for the Emergency Alert System for missing and endangered adults. This addition, titled “Missing and Endangered Persons,” or MEP, aligns with the Ashanti Alert Act—enabling law enforcement to issue prompt alerts and draw public attention to these critical cases.

The commission stated, “Similar to how law enforcement agencies successfully use AMBER Alerts on TV and radio to help mobilize public attention and recover abducted children, this new Missing and Endangered Persons event code would trigger Ashanti Alerts to sound the alarm over other missing and endangered persons. This initiative would be particularly beneficial to the thousands of missing native and indigenous women who have disappeared from their homes.“

Local public safety officials responsible for using the Emergency Alert System can choose from various event codes based on the emergency type. This effort builds upon collaborative work under Savannah’s Act by organizations such as the National Congress of American Indians, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Justice.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Jessica Rosenworcel to receive God’s guidance as she heads the FCC.
  • For FCC members as they discuss and review feedback regarding the potential missing and endangered person alerts.

Sources: Federal Communications Commission


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