From the community ~
The Skokie Police Department has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) alert program that has led to a high-tech method now in place to search locally for missing children, missing elderly, college students and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled.
Upon receipt of a missing person call, the Skokie Police Department may contact ACIM, which initiates a rapid process of information gathering and sophisticated mapping systems which expedites thousands of phone calls within minutes. The call features a customized recorded message detailing the missing persons description and last known whereabouts. The message also will include a Skokie Police Department phone number to be called by anyone who has information regarding the location of the missing person.
Phone numbers that are called by this program include listed numbers and mobile numbers available to ACIM in the selected area. Mobile numbers, unlisted numbers, broadband/voice-over IP numbers, or TDD/TTY devices can be added to ensure they, too, are called in the event of an alert.
Visit www.achildismissing.org and click on “add your name” to enter your name, number, and address. This information will only be used for emergency message alerts.
ACIM is a nationwide non-profit organization that helps law enforcement agencies locate missing persons. To date the efforts of ACIM have been credited with more than 1,090 safe assisted recoveries.