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Alaska Launches Silver Alert Program

Alaska launched it’s Silver Alert program to find missing vulnerable adults. Silver Alerts will be posted online at

From the article in the Juneau Empire:

A “Silver Alert” will go out if a vulnerable adult in Alaska is missing and believed to be in serious danger, effective Thursday, said DPS spokeswoman Megan Peters. Peters said the “Alaska Silver Alert” system is similar to the Amber Alert system, which notifies the public of certain child abduction and kidnapping cases.

Many states already have Silver Alert programs in place. Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation last year that required DPS to develop and implement notification plans to more quickly locate missing vulnerable adults.


Alaska Governor Signs Silver Alert into Law

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell signed Silver Alert legislation into law, making Alaska the 29th state to adopt a recovery system for missing seniors and vulnerable adults.

“This bill will place in statute and more fully implement a valuable public notification system to help ensure the search for Alaska’s missing vulnerable adults happens quickly and efficiently,” Governor Parnell said. “We treasure our seniors in Alaska and we want to keep them safe. The Silver Alert system will help us do that.”

House Bill 59, dubbed the Silver Alert and sponsored by Representative Max Gruenberg, requires the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Department of Public Safety to develop and implement notification plans to more quickly locate missing vulnerable adults. Governor Parnell signed the legislation at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center.

From the Anchorage Daily News:

The measure calls for the state departments of Public Safety and Military and Veterans’ Affairs to develop and implement response and notification plans to help locate missing vulnerable adults. A vulnerable adult is defined as someone 18 or older who, because of physical or mental impairment, cannot meet the person’s own needs or seek help without assistance.