All enquiries about this guidance should be addressed to:Doctrine DevelopmentNational Centre for Policing ExcellenceBramshillHookHampshireRG27 0JWTel:01256 602 100Fax:01256 602 223An interactive CD-Rom is available on request from the above address.
ACPO and NCPE would like to thank all those involved in the drafting of this document includingthe members of the ACPO Steering Group and the ACPO Guidance Working Group who gavetheir advice. All of the responses received during the consultation phase of this project wereappreciated and contributed to the final document.© Association of Chief Police Officers (2005)© Centrex (2005)All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, modified, amended, stored inany retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior writtenpermission of Centrex and ACPO or their duly authorised representative.GUIDANCE ON THE MANAGEMENT, RECORDING AND INVESTIGATION OF MISSING PERSONSThis document has been produced by the National Centre for Policing Excellence (NCPE) onbehalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).The NCPE was established by the Police Reform Act 2002. As part of its remit the NCPE is requiredto develop policing doctrine including guidance in consultation with ACPO, the Home Office andthe Police Service. Guidance produced by the NCPE should be used by chief officers to shapepolice responses to ensure that missing persons, those close to them and the general publicexperience consistent levels of service. The implementation of all guidance will require operationalchoices to be made at a local level in order to achieve the appropriate police response.
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