Westside Regional Center Missing Person Protocol
In the event a consumer is reported missing make sure the following
steps are completed by the family, person responsible for consumer,
care provider or Service Coordinator. Contrary to popular belief,
law enforcement agencies in California do not require a person to
wait a specific period of time before reporting a missing person.
to Report a Missing Person
You may initiate a Missing Persons Report by contacting your local
police department that serves the city in which the person lives.
Inform the police that the person has a developmentally disability
and may be at risk.
If available, a photograph of the missing person should accompany
the report. (It is a good practice for family to keep a recent photo
and mandatory for all licensed facilities to maintain a current
photograph of each resident)
In Los Angeles, the detective division of your local community
police station investigates missing juveniles. In Los Angeles, local
police may re-direct you to the Missing Persons Unit of the LAPD
Detective Headquarters Division investigates all adults. 150
North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Missing Persons
Unit at 213-485-5381. If in doubt call your local police department.
LAPD Pacific Division - (310) 202-4502
If you have any questions concerning a missing person, please contact
your local community police facility, or call the Missing Persons
Unit at 213-485-5381.
Sheriff - map to local substations http://www.lasd.org/stations/station_index.html
Lennox Sheriff - (310) 671-7531
Lawndale Sheriff - (310) 219-2750
Malibu Sheriff - (818)878-1808
Culver City PD - Non-Emergency Number: (310) 837-1221 Detective
Bureau Adult Investigations - (310) 253-6306 or (310) 253-6300 http://www.culvercity.org/police/police.html
Santa Monica PD Dispatch (24 Hours) - (310) 458-8491 http://santamonicapd.org
Gardena PD - (310) 323-7911
EL Segundo -(310) 524-2200
LA Airport PD - (310) 646-4268
Hawthorne PD- (310) 970-7975
Marina Del Rey Sheriff- (310) 823-7762 http://www.lasd.org/stations/station_index.html
Please note: According to California Department of Justice
guidelines, the investigating agency is normally the agency in which
the missing person lives. If the missing person does not reside
within the City of Los Angeles, a courtesy Missing Persons Report
will be completed and then distributed to the concerned law enforcement
agencies where the missing person lives and was last seen.
Web site for California Missing Persons: http://caag.state.ca.us/missing/
It is also advisable to fax a description of the consumer (with
a current photo to all local regional centers)
Center: Fax Numbers:
| (213) 383-6526