To enroll a loved one in the Silver Alert program, please schedule an appointment by calling the Senior Information Line, (505) 764-6400.
Albuquerque Police and Senior Affairs departments have created a new program to help quickly find Alzheimer's or dementia patients who go missing.
The program, "Silver Alert," will assist police, the media and the public in finding missing loved ones who may not be aware of their surroundings.
How it Works
When someone suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia goes missing, the Albuquerque Police Department will issue a Silver Alert. In doing so, Albuquerque Police Department will alert the local media that someone is missing and provide a photograph and information about the missing person.
An alert will also appear on electronic bulletin boards and on Albuquerque Police Department social media pages.
The alert can be issued within minutes of a person being reported missing.
Enrollment The Police Department and the Department of Senior Affairs will be giving out jump drives with the loved ones information and photograph on it. The drive is then given to family members.
In the event the family member with Alzheimer's or dementia is missing, family members can provide the USB drive to responding police officers.
The USB drive will help Albuquerque Police Department quickly get the information out to the public.