43.402. The superintendent of the patrol shall organize a missing persons unit within the patrol, which unit shall be the central repository for this state for information regarding missing persons. The head of this missing person unit shall, with the approval of the superintendent of the patrol, establish the services deemed necessary to aid in the location of missing persons including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) Collecting and disseminating information regarding missing persons in order to assist in locating such persons;
(2) Establishing a system of interstate and intrastate communication of information relating to children determined to be missing by the parent, guardian, or legal custodian of the child, or by a law enforcement agency;
(3) Providing a centralized file for the exchange of information on missing children with appropriate private or federal agencies which serve as national coordinators of missing children incidents;
(4) Assisting in the investigation of reports of missing persons by a uniformed or commissioned member of the patrol.
(L. 1988 H.B. 1272, et al., A.L. 1990 H.B. 1370, et al.)
Missouri General Assembly