Alabama Department of Public Safety
Community Information Center

Courtesy, Service, and Protection since 1935

Agency Contact Information

Contact Information: Abbeville Police Department
Chief of Police
PO Box 308
Abbeville, Alabama 36310
Phone: (334) 585-2222

If any information is incorrect, please contact us.

General Contact Information

In response to the concern for exploited children in Alabama, the 1997 Alabama Legislature enacted legislation to increase the legislative scope and authority of the Missing Children Bureau in the Alabama Department of Public Safety. The 1997 legislation established the Alabama Center for Missing and Exploited Children [ACMEC]. The program provides liaison among citizens, private organizations and law enforcement officials regarding missing and exploited children information.

The ACMEC is located within the Alabama Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Information Center and is a central repository of information regarding missing and exploited children. The information is collected and disseminated to assist law enforcement agencies, public and private organizations and the citizens of Alabama in locating missing children. The ACMEC is utilized as a resource center and information exchange service and complements the state and federal computerized missing person's files.

As part of the ACMEC's services, a toll-free WATS telephone line (800)-228-7688 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Additional services provided by the ACMEC include a directory of resources available for additional assistance in locating a child; emergency flyers requested by law enforcement agencies containing descriptors of missing children believed to be in immediate danger; training for law enforcement agencies and public / private organizations regarding the operations of the ACMEC; and a child safety guide which includes a list of precautions which outlines programs to insure our children's safety.

The ACMEC publishes a bulletin of missing children each month. Any law enforcement, public or private organization may submit information to the bulletin. The bulletin is distributed all over the United States to assist in the location of missing children.

ACMEC accepts cases that meet the following criteria:

The child is eighteen (18) years of age or younger
The child is missing from Alabama or believed to be in Alabama

If you would like to report a missing child, please contact your local law enforcement agency or contact ACMEC via:

E-mail ACMEC
E-mail regarding Sex Offenders
E-mail regarding Fugitives
Local call: (334) 353-1172
Toll-free: (800) 228-7688

If any additional information is desired about the Alabama Bureau of Investiagtion Center for Missing and Exploited Children or this bulletin, please contact:

Alabama Bureau of Investigation
Center for Missing and Exploited Children
P.O. Box 1511
Montgomery, AL 36102

Legal Information

Community Notification Act - Act 2011-640 Effective July 1, 2011 (PDF, 190mb). (REPEALED) Community Notification Act - Act 2005-301, Effective October 1, 2005 (PDF, 62kb). (REPEALED)

Alabama Legislature - Visit the State of Alabama's Official Legislature web site for the complete Code of Alabama 1975, Title 15, Chapter 20 - Sex Offenders

Attorney General Opinion - Visit the State of Alabama's Official Attorney General web site for Attorney General opinions

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