Texas Silver Alert
Eligibility: 65 or older with diagnosed impaired mental condition. Administrator: Texas Department of Public Safety.
Wandering impacts families and caregivers statewide, affecting those who suffer with various mental conditions, to include Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The state's Silver Alert program was created by Texas legislation in year 2007, designed to notify the public of missing older adults with a documented mental condition.
How to Activate an Alert
All six (6) criteria must be met in order to activate the Network:
IMPORTANT: Highway signs will be activated only if accurate vehicle information is available AND it is confirmed that the senior citizen was driving the vehicle at the time of the disappearance.
Once the DPS has confirmed a request by law enforcement meets the criteria above, the Texas Division of Emergency Management immediately notifies the following for dissemination of information within the advisory area:
What Can You Do?
Public awareness is key toward ensuring expedient access to the Silver Alert Program. Together, we can all help towards saving the lives of others.
Capital of Texas Chapter
Greater Dallas Chapter
Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter
North Central Texas Chapter
ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE PROGRAM
Texas Department of State Health Services
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
If your organization would like training
regarding the Texas Silver Alert Program, contact the State AMBER,
Blue and Silver Alert Program Coordinator at (512) 424-2208.
Elder Options of Texas
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