Law Enforcement Instructions
BeyondMissing enables sworn officers of State and Federal law enforcement agencies to register in order to create Missing Children Flyers. Depending on their home state, this will enable them to distribute notices for Amber Alerts, Abduction Alerts and/or Missing Child Alerts to the subscribers of our Missing Child Network.
Texas Applicants: Accounts in Texas can only be authorized by the Governor's Office. If you are a member of a law enforcement agency in the state of Texas, please contact the Governor's Office or BeyondMissing for additional information.
Registration involves the following steps:
- Law enforcement complete and submit a BeyondMissing user application. There are no fees associated.
- BeyondMissing verifies that the individual applying is a current sworn officer of the law.
- BeyondMissing verifies that the individual submitting the user application is authorized to represent the law enforcement agency listed on the user application.
- The user application will either be approved or denied within 48-72 hours. The user application may be placed in a "pending status" until verification is completed.
- Approved user applicants will receive an email to confirm account creation, login name and password, which will then enable registered users to enter the Law Enforcement section of the BeyondMissing website.
Users will have access to additional information and instructions on how to use the tools once logged in.
- Denied user applicants will receive an email as to why the application was denied.
Registration is for sworn officers of
State/Federal law enforcement agencies ONLY.
Before You Register
Each law enforcement agency will be provided with one user account from which an agency can create as many missing/abducted child flyers as necessary. Flyers can be created, saved and/or distributed within this user account. Any flyer saved within a user account will be publicly viewable in the searchable database until the user deletes or identifies the flyer status as found.
BeyondMissing has over 20,000 pre-populated law enforcement agencies.
- BeyondMissing strongly suggests that the user application's primary contact be listed as the Chief, Sheriff or similar Commanding Officer for the agency.
- Login name and password are chosen during the application process.
It is extremely important that the officer submitting the user application identify a login name and password that is unique to the law enforcement agency.
- Ensuring appropriate and proper usage of the flyer tools located in the Law Enforcement section of BeyondMissing is a shared responsibility. The law enforcement agency (primary contact) is responsible for monitoring who has access to the confidential information within the agency.
- Registered users can update or change their password at anytime once the user account is established.
It is strongly suggested that the Login Name and Password, although confidential, be known by more than one officer
to ensure that the law enforcement agency has access to the flyer tools at all times and during all shifts.
If you are NOT a current sworn officer of the law or if your agency will NOT recognize or authorize your officer status, please do not continue with the registration process.
Dispatch, Communications, Patrol and Administration personnel are encouraged to subscribe
to receive BeyondMissing alerts.
Subscribers will receive Amber Alert, Abduction Alert or Missing Child alert notifications in their region when an alert is created and distributed by a registered user of BeyondMissing.