New York: Erie County Sheriff’s Office Backs Silver Alert
Although New York does not yet have a statewide Silver Alert, many city and county governments have adopted Silver Alert programs to find missing seniors. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office recently promoted this initiative.
It is called the Silver Alert System: if you have a loved one who suffers from dementia or a related cognitive disorder and they tend to wander away, this new local law could help ensure his or her safe return.
The law was created late last year and is now up and operational. It provides a standard protocol for area law enforcement agencies to follow, especially in disseminating important information to the media, if someone is reported missing.