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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety

Chapter 112 : MISSING PERSONS AND SEARCH AND RESCUE

Subchapter 001 : MISSING PERSONS

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 1824)
  • § 1824. Searches for missing persons

    (a) A law enforcement agency shall commence a search for a missing person as soon as a report is received.

    (b) Any rule specifying an automatic time limitation before commencing a missing person investigation shall be invalid.

    (c) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the search for a missing person whose whereabouts is unknown within the backcountry, remote areas, or waters of the State shall be conducted as provided in subchapter 2 of this chapter. (Added 1985, No. 254 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. June 4, 1986; amended 2013, No. 26, § 1, eff. May 13, 2013.)