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Colorado to Launch Missing Indigenous Person Alert on Friday


December 30, 2022

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) announced it will launch Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) on Friday, December 30, 2022. The new system provides the CBI to send an alert when an Indigenous person is reported missing in the state of Colorado.

The launch is in response to a Colorado Senate bill (SB 22-150) that expands the investigation of missing and murdered Indigenous relative cases.

The requirements of the new MIPA are as follows: 

The CBI will be responsible for the issuance of all Alerts at the request of local law enforcement through its existing alerting system.  

The criteria includes the following:

The missing person must have an active entry in CCIC/NCIC.  

The person must be Indigenous. (The CBI will accept whatever information can reasonably be provided.)

There must be enough information available to believe that the issuance of an alert will aid in the recovery of the missing person.

The request for an alert must come from law enforcement.


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