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Missing Persons week launched


The NSW Police Force has launched the 2020 Missing Persons Week campaign, coordinated by the newly-formed Missing Persons Registry, to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons.

Missing Persons Week is an annual national campaign and will continue until Saturday 8 August 2020. Following a comprehensive review of operations, the NSW Police Force announced the establishment of the Missing Persons Registry (MPR) and the implementation of a number of new systems and procedures, which came into effect in July last year.

The MPR is comprised of seven detectives and four analysts – including those with qualifications and expertise in psychology and data matching – and work to resolve current long-term missing persons cases and provide assistance to frontline police to improve the initial response to missing persons reports.

For more information about the Missing Persons Registry, visit –

For more information about the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), visit –

Anyone with information relating to a reported missing person is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

Image Credit: NSW Police Force - Missing Persons Registry