Henderson is a unique community that is one of the best places in the country to live and work. We at the Henderson Police Department understand this and are committed to working with the community to maintain that quality of life. We understand that we have an obligation to treat all people not just with courtesy, fairness and professionalism but also with politeness and respect. As we approach our profession in this manner, we strive for excellence in order to assure that our community and its visitors enjoy life.
No case is of greater concern or importance than a missing child. In this event that your child is missing, you should immediately search the home and area where the child was last seen. Solicit help in searching the area many times. When under stress, a parent or caretaker might overlook the child. Check with neighbors, friends, and all places in the immediate area.
If the child is not located, call 911 and we will dispatch officers to the area. There is no minimum time you have to wait before calling. Our officers will then respond to the area and organize a search of the home and the area. A full description of the child will be gathered by investigators at the scene and passed on to all the responders in the area to expedite the return of the child. This information is also passed on to our dispatchers so a preliminary missing persons report can be made.
Within two hours of the initial call, we are required to contact our dispatch center to enter the child into the NCIC national database for missing persons and the Emergency Management Agency will be notified to coordinate additional resources to assist in the search efforts.