Missing Child Clearinghouses

Missing child clearinghouses are organizations providing resources for missing children, their families and the professionals who serve them. Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and the Netherlands have a missing child clearinghouse.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® maintains a liaison with each missing child clearinghouse and helps ensure they are familiar with the many resources available through NCMEC. NCMEC provides missing child clearinghouses with training, technical assistance and vital information and other resources to help them with missing child cases.

The missing child clearinghouses provide diverse services due to the range of their authorities and the variety of agencies in which they exist. The primary services provided by missing child clearinghouses are networking, information dissemination, training development and delivery, data collection and provision of technical assistance in cases of missing and sexually exploited children.

NCMEC and missing child clearinghouses work closely together to help provide resources for a comprehensive approach to child protection.

ALABAMA
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

ALASKA
Alaska State Troopers 
Missing Persons Clearinghouse

ARIZONA
Criminal Investigations Research Unit 
Arizona Department of Public Safety

ARKANSAS
Missing Children Services Program 
Office of Attorney General

CALIFORNIA
Missing/Unidentified Persons Unit 
California Department of Justice

COLORADO
Missing Person/Children Unit 
Colorado Bureau of Investigation

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut State Police 
Missing Persons

DELAWARE
State Bureau of Identification 
Delaware State Police

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 
Missing Persons/Youth Division

FLORIDA
Missing Children Information Clearinghouse 
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

GEORGIA
Georgia Information Sharing Analysis Center 
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

HAWAII
Missing Child Center - Hawaii
 
Department of the Attorney General

IDAHO
Missing Persons Clearinghouse 
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Identification

ILLINOIS
Clearinghouse for Missing Persons 
Illinois State Police

INDIANA
Indiana State Police
 
Indiana Missing Children Clearinghouse

IOWA
Division of Criminal Investigation

Missing Person Information Clearinghouse

KANSAS
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
 
Missing/Unidentified Person Clearinghouse

KENTUCKY
Kentucky State Police

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children 
Louisiana State Police

MAINE
Maine State Police 
Missing Children Clearinghouse

MARYLAND
Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Children 
Maryland State Police

MASSACHUSETTS
Commonwealth Fusion Center 
Massachusetts State Police

MICHIGAN
Michigan Intelligence Operations Center 
Michigan State Police

MINNESOTA
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension 
Minnesota State Clearinghouse

MISSISSIPPI
Criminal Information Center 
Mississippi Highway Patrol

MISSOURI
Missing Persons Unit 
Missouri State Highway Patrol

MONTANA
Missing/Unidentified Persons 
Montana Department of Justice

NEBRASKA
Missing Persons Clearinghouse 
Nebraska State Patrol

NEVADA
Nevada State Advocate for Missing and Exploited Children 
Office of the Attorney General

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Major Crime Unit 
Investigative Services Bureau
New Hampshire State Police

NEW JERSEY
Missing Persons Unit 
New Jersey State Police

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Department of Public Safety

NEW YORK
New York Division of Criminal Justice Services

Missing Persons Clearinghouse

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Center for Missing Persons

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation 
North Dakota Clearinghouse for Missing Children

OHIO
Ohio Attorney General’s Office 
Missing Persons Unit

OKLAHOMA
Missing Person Clearinghouse
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Criminal Intelligence Office

OREGON
Oregon State Police

Missing Children Clearinghouse

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania State Police 
Missing Persons Unit
Bureau of Criminal Investigation

PUERTO RICO
Centro Estatal Para Niños Desparecidos y Victimas de Abuso 
Missing Children Program

RHODE ISLAND
Missing & Exploited Children Unit 
Rhode Island State Police

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division 
Missing Person Information Center

SOUTH DAKOTA
Division of Criminal Investigation 
South Dakota Attorney General's Office

TENNESSEE
Criminal Intelligence Unit 
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

TEXAS
Missing Persons Clearinghouse 
Texas Department of Public Safety
Criminal Intelligence Service

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department 
Patrick Sweeney Police Headquarters

UTAH
Utah Missing Persons Clearinghouse 
Utah Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification

VERMONT
Vermont State Police

VIRGINIA
Missing Children's Clearinghouse 
Virginia State Police Department

WASHINGTON
Missing Persons Unit 
Washington State Patrol

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia State Police 
Missing Children Clearinghouse

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children 
Wisconsin Department of Justice

WYOMING
Wyoming Office of the Attorney General 
Division of Criminal Investigation

CANADA
National Missing Children's Services

NETHERLANDS POLICE
Dutch National Police