Please participate in the NALC/USPS Child Alert Program. Tear out this page and carry it with you. If you have information on any of these missing persons, tell your Postal Service™ supervisor.
Please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Hot Line 1-800-843-5678
Missing Children Poster Display Instructions
Post Offices, classified stations, branches, and contract postal units may display this poster at their option. If the poster is displayed, it should be placed on the community bulletin board located in the Post Office™ box lobby and not in the main retail (full service) lobby. Alternatively, Missing Children posters can be maintained in a binder behind the counter to be used as a reference guide. The posters also may be posted in a prominent location where letter carriers will be able to see them before or after they go out of their routes. Making this information available to letter carriers is consistent with the NALC/USPS Child Alert Program to facilitate identification of missing children.
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 periodically. Notification of newly reported missing children is sent to designated district “Missing Children” coordinators via e–mail addresses provided by district managers. Within 24 hours of receipt of an e-mailed Missing Children poster, district coordinators should distribute copies to all Postal Service™ facilities in their districts. Missing Children posters are to be displayed as noted above for 30 days unless notification is received (from NCMEC) to remove a particular poster sooner. The e-mail network is used to distribute posters and information in only the most urgent cases of missing 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 (800-843-5678).