How do I file a Missing Person Report?
In emergency situations: DIAL 9-1-1
In non-emergency situations, contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 740-283-8600
and an officer will be sent to your location as soon as possible.
How long must I wait before I can file a report?
There is no time limit before you can file a report. You may contact the police for a report as soon as you realize the person is missing. A missing person is defined as, "...any person who is absent from where they are supposed or expected to be, and at least one of the following apply:
- The person is senile, or has other mental or physical impairments which subject that person, or others, to danger.
- There is any indication that the absence is not voluntary. An involuntary absence will be assumed if the length of absence is unreasonable.
- The person is under 18 years of age