Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION No. 7





DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION promoting the use of the "A Child is Missing" program.



Heinold




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Mattters.








Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. 7



        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 Lauderdale, Florida;

    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 notification program;

    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 disappearance;

    Whereas, At least 83 individuals have been recovered using the services of ACIM, at least four of whom were located in Indiana; and

    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,



Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:



    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.