Florida Has a Silver Alert Program
On October 9. 2008 Governor Charlie Crist signed Executive Order 08-211 enacting Florida's 'Silver Alert,' which allows the immediate broadcast of information to the public regarding missing elders with dementia or other cognitive impairment. The Executive Order provides a coordinated response between local and state law enforcement to quickly broadcast important information to citizens so they can assist local law enforcement in the rescue of the endangered person and notify law enforcement with helpful information.
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National Efforts to Establish a Silver Alert Program
Congressman Bilirakis of Florida has introduced legislation that would establish a national grant program to help U.S. states and territories establish 'Silver Alert' notification systems to locate missing individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementia-related illnesses.