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Silver Alert


Wisconsin's Silver Alert program: What you need to know

Who is eligible for a Silver Alert?

What criteria have to be met in order to issue a Silver Alert?

The following criteria have to be met in order for a Silver Alert to be issued:

How do I access Silver Alert?

Silver Alert is accessed through your local law enforcement agency.  Your first step when a loved one is missing is to contact your local police department.

How can I make Silver Alert work for me?

Additional help in finding a missing senior with dementia:

How will Silver Alerts be distributed?

Silver Alerts may be broadcast through television and radio, digital billboards, and lottery display terminals.  Alerts also may be displayed on highway digital messaging signs through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 

Can I receive Silver Alerts?

Anyone can receive Silver Alerts at no cost. Alerts can be sent to you either by fax, e-mail or text message. Register at

For additional information or to become an Alzheimer’s advocate contact ADAW, toll-free 888.308.6251 or our main office line, 608.232.3400.

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