Office of the Sheriff
A Child is Missing
Most people are familiar with the Amber Alert system for children abducted by strangers. Amber Alerts are very effective, partly because their use is limited to cases matching select criteria. Unfortunately, this does prevent them from being used for other missing person cases. That’s where A Child Is Missing comes in.
The A Child Is Missing (ACIM) organization provides a computerized phone notification system to assist in locating missing persons. Upon notification by law enforcement of a missing person case, ACIM can call up to 1000 phones per minute in an expanding radius around the last known location. The automated calls provide descriptions of the people involved and any known information, along with a call back number for sightings.
ACIM can generate thousands of active searchers in a short period and often results in quick resolutions to missing or abducted person cases. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with ACIM for missing person cases in Kalamazoo County.