Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Manchin,Rockefeller Introduce National Silver Alert Act

Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller want to take West Virginia's Silver Alert program nationwide.

Manchin and Rockefeller, along with four other senators introduced the National Silver Alert Act on Tuesday.

It would create a federal program to help local and state law enforcement agencies find missing adults and senior citizens.

“We know that a strong communications network is critical to first responders when they’re dealing with an emergency situation, such as when an elderly person goes missing,” said Senator Rockefeller.

“The Silver Alert, which is modeled after a successful West Virginia program, has the potential to greatly improve the way we locate missing adults and seniors by allowing for coordination and support across jurisdictions.”

The Silver Alert Program has been in place in West Virginia since 2009.

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Manchin, Rockefeller Introduce National Silver Alert Act


Thelma said...

This is a very important law and should be in place in every state.

StandUp said...

I think it's good law too.

Anonymous said...

It is a good cause, if these guardians don't turn it around to their advantage and end up filing guardianships on these people when they are found, some of them might be be hiding out because they know what will happen to them, I know myself I am scared that it could happen to me, because it happened to my husband!!

Luis said...

I guess that's possible, Anonymous, but still, we need that law in place.