Developmental Disabilities Alert

Developmental Disabilities Alert

On February 16, 2007 the Governor signed HB 07-1005: Missing Senior Citizen and Persons with Developmental Disabilities Alert Program

The bill amended the Senior Alert and further defines a missing person with developmental disabilities and the steps taken to verify this status.


Criteria must be met to activate a Developmental Disabilities Alert:

  1. An investigating officer who has reason to believe a missing person meets the definition of "verified developmental disabilities" MAY REQUEST a "Missing Person with Developmental Disabilities Alert".
  2. Verify the information meets the definition of "Missing Person with Developmental Disabilities":
    • He or she went missing while in Colorado;
    • Verification from the law enforcement agency that the missing person has a developmental disability:
      • Signed statement from a family member, close friend, caregiver, doctor or medical facility that verifies the missing person has a disability(ies) that is manifested before the person reaches twenty-two years of age, which constitutes a substantial disability to the affected individual, and is attributable to mental retardation or related conditions which include:
        • cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other neurological conditions when such conditions result in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with mental retardation. The federal definition of "developmental disability" found in 42 U.S.C. sec. 15001 et seq. shall not apply.
    • Their disappearance poses a credible threat to the safety and health of the person;

The investigating agency needs to enter the missing person into the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as a missing endangered person.

Giải trí cá cược trực tuyếnThe Colorado Bureau of Investigation will forward the information on to participating radio stations, television stations and other media outlets in Colorado.  If there is a plate number associated with a vehicle, the Department of Transportation Traffic Operation Center may post the plate number on the Variable Message Signs (VMS) on Colorado highways.