Arizona Takes Stock of Success of Silver Alert Program
The Arizona Daily Star published an article reviewing the progress of the Silver Alert program since it’s enactment 4 years ago.
Since 2014, there have been 271 Silver Alerts in the state as of July 20, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which oversees the program. Of the 271 alerts, 18 were found dead, including three people in Silver Alerts initiated by the Tucson Police Department, said Trooper Chrystal Moore, DPS Silver Alert coordinator.
The Silver Alert system is “a very, very successful program” because of the partnerships that include the public and media, Moore said. “Sixty percent of missing persons are found by the public and 40 percent by law enforcement,” she said.