What are the criteria for issuing an EMA?

An EMA can be issued when:

  • The circumstances of the endangered missing person DO NOT meet the AMBER Alert criteria, but the person is missing under suspicious unexplained circumstances or the missing person is believed to be in danger because of age, health, mental or physical disability, environment, weather conditions, or in the company of a potentially dangerous person or some other factor that may expose the person to serious harm or injury.
  • Public information is available that could assist in the safe recovery of the missing person.