Mississippi: Highway Patrol Praises Success of Silver Alert
The Mississippi Highway Patrol noted the success of the Magnolia State’s Silver Alert program, with 3 successful recoveries in the past month.
From WCPI-TV in Starkville, Mississippi:
Corporal Criss Turnipseed is an acting Public Affairs Officer for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He says, ” Usually that person will have to be missing for 48 hours to be declared officially missing. With the Silver Alert Program, that wait time is waived, because of the possible imminent danger, that adult might be in, because of their mental state.” Say a person reports that his ailing father left home late one morning. By early that afternoon, every law enforcement agency in the state will be on the lookout for him. Media outlets are also alerted. Corporal Turnipseed goes over the keys to an effective Silver Alert, ” Where they were last seen, a physical description, a photo if available, a possible vehicle they might be driving in, any possible locations they might be heading.”