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Silver Alert Program Training

The Silver Alert Program aids law enforcement in the rescue of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, who become lost while driving a vehicle, or wander on foot, by broadcasting information to the public. To facilitate appropriate education and training opportunities for law enforcement, professionals, families, caregivers, and the general public, the Department worked with experts in the field to develop materials.

Florida Silver Alert Plan Training Materials

Facility Training Manual: Prevention is the key. This Training Manual is for managers and staff of all adult care centers, including nursing homes, and assisted living facilities regarding the scope of the risk and mechanisms for prevention. Step by step instructions of the facility’s response to elopement are emphasized.

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“Prevention is the key. This Training Manual is for managers and staff of all adult care centers, including nursing homes, and assisted living facilities regarding the scope of the risk and mechanisms for prevention. Step by step instructions of the facility’s response to elopement are emphasized.”


Family and Community Training Manual: Preparation and prevention are heavily stressed in best practices for homes and residences. Fully 70% of Florida’s probable population of individuals with ADRD live at home and many live alone. Included in this Training Manual is the “Family Risk Guide,” an easy to use and very effective aide to prevent a potentially life-ending event.

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“Preparation and prevention are heavily stressed in best practices for homes and residences. Fully 70% of Florida’s probable population of individuals with ADRD live at home and many live alone. Included in this Training Manual is the “Family Risk Guide,” an easy to use and very effective aide to prevent a potentially life-ending event.”


Law Enforcement Manual: This Training Manual was written by professional law enforcement members to provide guidance to all divisions of law enforcement officers, including Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Highway Patrol, County Sheriffs, Municipal Police, and staff to identify a uniform protocol for the smooth operation of search and rescue for individuals lost on foot. The steps to this protocol were carefully crafted to add no additional burden to law enforcement by capitalizing on the inclusion of the community “211” hot lines. The Missing and Endangered Persons Clearinghouse at FDLE will be informed and kept up to date by the listserv.

Each manual has a presentation to provide both clarity and emphasis.

arrw image  Law Enforcement Training Manual | Law Enforcement Training Guide Presentation

“Professional law enforcement members created this guidance for all divisions of law enforcement officers, including Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Highway Patrol, County Sheriffs, Municipal Police, and staff to identify a uniform protocol for the smooth operation of search and rescue for individuals lost on foot. The steps to this protocol were carefully crafted to add no additional burden to law enforcement by capitalizing on the inclusion of the community “211” hot lines. The Missing and Endangered Persons Clearinghouse at FDLE will be informed and kept up to date by the listserv.”

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