Texas Center for the Missing
Investigative Tools for Law Enforcement
Texas Center for the Missing offers a broad spectrum of services to law enforcement agencies. To learn more about any of these resources, contact us at 713.599.0235 or support@tcftm.org.

Houston Regional Amber Plan:
• Amber Alert issuance training
• 24-hour a day/7-day a week support for Amber Alert activation
• 24-hour a day/7-day a week access to additional local, state, and national services for missing child cases
• Amber Alert After Action Report (please complete and submit if you have issued an Amber Alert this    calendar year)
Southeast Texas Child Abduction Response Team:

• 24-hour a day/7-day a week access to supplemental law enforcement personnel and search-and-rescue    resources from member agencies across the 13-county region surrounding Houston
•  Agency access to additional canvassing support, vehicles, and communications equipment across     jurisdictional boundaries

Houston Regional Amber Alert

Law Enforcement Missing Persons Resource Kit*:  

• When It’s Not an Amber Alert: Developing a Missing Child Response Plan
Law Enforcement Policy and Procedures for Reports of Missing and Abducted Children

Amber Alert
• Houston Regional Amber Plan Brochure
• Missing Children and the (Houston) Amber Alert
• Website Overview (www.amber-plan.net)
          • User Name and Password
          • Navigating the Online Web Activation System
          • Contact Information
• Houston Regional Amber Plan (includes After Action Report Form)
• Texas Amber Alert Network
• Amber Alert (National) Brochure
• Amber Alert Fact Sheet
• Amber Alert Best Practices Guide for Public Information Officers
• Amber Alert Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets

Local Resources and Investigative Checklists, Alert Systems, and Guides
• Resources for Law Enforcement—Texas Center for the Missing
• Investigative Checklist for First Responders
• Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Missing Person Checklist
• Lost Person Questionnaire
A Child is Missing Flyer
Critical Reach Alert System Packet
• FBI’s Child Abduction Response Plan: An Investigative Guide
• Missing and Abducted Children: A Law Enforcement Guide to Case Investigation and Program Management
• Recovery and Reunification of Missing Children: A Team Approach

• Project Safe Childhood

Texas Checklists, NCIC, DNA Tools, and Clearinghouse Services
• Basic Checklist for Working Unidentified Person Cases (Texas)
• NCIC $M Messages
• Information on the Texas Missing Persons DNA Database
• Texas Missing Persons CODIS DNA Database Sample Collection Kit
• Sexual Assault Medical Examinations Reimbursement Form for Law Enforcement Agencies
• Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification: Case Submission Information
• Texas DPS Missing Persons Clearinghouse Brochure
• Texas DPS Special Crimes Service Overview
• Texas DPS Missing Persons Clearinghouse State and Federal Missing Persons Statutes

National Resources

• National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Resources for Law Enforcement Professionals
• NCMEC Nationwide Support Services
• Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organizations (AMECO) Membership List
• National Association of Search and Rescue (www.nasar.org)
• Safe Return: Alzheimer’s Disease Guide for Law Enforcement
• Resources/Websites of U.S. Departments
• NCMEC General Information and Publications
• National Training Available

Family Resource Packet
When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide
• Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Application Form (English)
• Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Application Form (Spanish)
• Victim Support Resource Database (Greater Houston Area)
A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
• Alzheimer’s Association Brochure
• SafeReturn—Wandering: Who’s at Risk?
• Covenant House-Texas Flyer

Discs and Software
• Simple Leads Management System
• Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public    and Private Agencies


     * Other than a nominal fee for the Missing Persons Resource Kit, services are offered by Texas Center for         the Missing at no cost to law enforcement. For additional information, contact us at 713.599.0235 or        support@tcftm.org. We are here as a resource to you and your agency.