Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.387
Activation of Silver Alert


When a local law enforcement agency notifies the department under Section 411.386 (Notification to Department of Missing Senior Citizen or Person With Alzheimer’s Disease), the department shall confirm the accuracy of the information and, if confirmed, immediately issue an alert under this subchapter in accordance with department rules.


In issuing the alert, the department shall send the alert to designated media outlets in Texas. Following receipt of the alert, participating radio stations and television stations and other participating media outlets may issue the alert at designated intervals to assist in locating the missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 69 (S.B. 1315), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 489 (H.B. 2639), Sec. 6, eff. June 9, 2017.
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