Operation Return Home


Operation Return Home 

Operation Return Home is a new tool that will help locate missing children and adults when the criteria for an AMBER Alert is not met. Operation Return Home will be activated by the Missing Persons Squad when officers believe a missing child or adult is in imminent danger - whether that's due to age, suspicious circumstances or a medical condition.

Activation of Operation Return Home will include immediate notification and a description of the missing person emailed to:

  • Local and regional media
  • Regional police departments
  • 10,000 members of the Citizen Observer Alert network
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Regional hospitals
  • YMCA facilities
  • YMCA Safe Places
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Local homeless shelters
  • Faith-based organizations
  • LMPD Foundation
  • Exploited Children's Help Organization (ECHO)
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
In the case of missing children, LMPD will also utilize national partners such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Polly Klaas Foundation and A Child is Missing.



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