Suzanne's Law

Investigation of Missing Persons

"Suzanne's Law" amends Section 3701 (a) of the Crime Control Act of 1990 so that there is no waiting period before a law enforcement agency initiates an investigation of a missing person under the age of 21 and reports the missing person to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.

"Suzanne's Law" is named  after Suzane Lyall, a student at State University of New York at Albany, who has been missing since 1998. Previously, police were only mandated to report missing persons under the age of 18. This law was signed by President Bush as part of the national Amber Alert bill on April 30, 2003, requires police to initiate prompt investigation into missing young people.

Salem State Campus Police's policy has always been to initiate very aggressive investigations of reported missing persons.


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