SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)— A state lawmaker wants to do more to aid in the search for missing children.
A bill introduced by State Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert would require law enforcement to issue a missing minor advisory any time a child is reported missing.
This would apply to any child under the age of 16 and under any circumstance, whether they are taken by force or are a runaway.
An alert would then be sent to the media and all cell phone customers.
Albuquerque police say they receive an average of five to six missing children reports a day.
Currently, authorities don’t put out an advisory to the public unless the suspected child is in danger.