Melissa Martinez with the San Antonio Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit answers some of the most common questions or comments SAPD gets about missing persons cases.
Is there a 24 or 48 hour wait period to report someone missing?
Under Texas law, there is no waiting period. A missing persons report can be taken based upon circumstance or situation – mental conditions, medical conditions.
Does the Missing Persons Unit work with other units within SAPD and other agencies?
We work very closely with the homicide unit and our SVU unit. We also work with outside agencies – sheriff’s agencies, Texas Rangers, all of them. FBI, Marshals.
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