Please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Hot Line 1-800-843-5678
Missing Children Poster Display Instructions
Please display this poster prominently on bulletin boards in retail lobbies of main Post OfficesTM,
classified stations, and branches. Operators of contract postal units may display this poster at
Companion posters, authorized for display on bulletin boards maintained by employee
organizations, appear periodically in The Postal Record, a publication for members of the National
Association of Letter Carriers.
This poster is published in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children, the United States Department of Justice, and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Information appearing on this poster is selected solely by the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC).
In addition to Postal Bulletin updates, NCMEC distributes information via broadcast fax.
Notification of newly reported missing children is sent to designated district "Missing Children"
coordinators at fax numbers provided by district managers. Within 24 hours of receipt of a
facsimile Missing Children poster, district coordinators should distribute copies to all Postal
ServiceTM facilities in their districts. Missing Children posters are to be displayed for 30 days in
Post Office lobbies, workroom floor areas, and other Postal Service facilities, unless notification is
received (from NCMEC) to remove a particular poster sooner. The broadcast fax network is used
to distribute posters and information in only the most urgent cases of missing and exploited
children. This system supplements, but does not replace, the missing children information in this Postal Bulletin.
Missing Children posters are available to the U.S. Postal Service® only as described above. If
Postal Service employees are contacted by individuals or local agencies about displaying a sign
or poster of a missing child in local Post Offices, the individual or agency should be politely
informed that the U.S. Postal Service displays only those posters provided by NCMEC, because it
has been designated by the U.S. Department of Justice to be the national clearinghouse and
resource center for missing and exploited children. The individual or agency should then be
referred to NCMEC at 800-843-5678.
If you have any information, or for free prevention tips, please call 800-THE-LOST