UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM (EXCERPT)
Act 319 of 1968
28.259 Missing children information clearinghouse; establishment; administration; supervision; services; duties; location of child; compliance.
(1) A missing children information clearinghouse is established in the department. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the department shall administer the clearinghouse as a central repository of information regarding missing children, which information shall be collected and disseminated to assist in the location of missing children. The department director shall designate an individual to supervise the clearinghouse. To the extent money is available, the department shall establish services considered appropriate to aid in the location of missing children.
(2) In providing a centralized file for exchange of information on missing children within the state, the clearinghouse shall do all of the following:
(a) Record each report on a missing child received under section 8.
(b) Accept and record a report about a missing child from a law enforcement agency.
(c) Exchange information on children suspected of interstate travel with the national crime information center.
(d) Establish a policy regarding the compilation of a record of the reasons children become missing.
(3) Upon locating the missing child, the originating law enforcement agency shall remove the missing child from the clearinghouse record by means of the LEIN. If the originating law enforcement agency has new information about the missing child's location, that agency shall report the information to the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in the area in which the missing child may be located.
(4) The department may audit law enforcement agency records as necessary to determine compliance with this section. A law enforcement agency shall comply with the reasonable requests of the department in carrying out this subsection and in otherwise administering the clearinghouse.
History: Add. 1995, Act 39, Imd. Eff. May 22, 1995
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