January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION promoting the use of the "A
Child is Missing" program.
Whereas, A Child is Missing ("ACIM") was founded in
1996 as a nonprofit organization headquartered in Fort
Whereas, ACIM is devoted to assisting law enforcement in
search and early recovery efforts during the critical initial
hours following the disappearance of a child or an elderly or
disabled person with a rapid-response neighborhood
Whereas, ACIM's services, which can be initiated only by
law enforcement officials, are currently available in 13
different states, including Indiana;
Whereas, ACIM uses high-tech telephony to make 1,000
calls in 60 seconds, allowing ACIM to rapidly reach
thousands of people in the area surrounding a
Whereas, At least 83 individuals have been recovered using
the services of ACIM, at least four of whom were located in
Whereas, ACIM is a beneficial resource and the Indiana General Assembly seeks to promote awareness of this service and encourage all Indiana law enforcement officials to use the program: Therefore,
SECTION 1. The Indiana General Assembly encourages all law
enforcement officials throughout Indiana to use the "A Child is
Missing" program to assist in locating a child or an elderly or disabled
person who has disappeared.
SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the Indiana Sheriff's Association, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, and the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police.