Report Missing Person
The sooner you report a missing person to the South African Police Service
(SAPS), the sooner they can assist you in searching for that person.
You must go to your nearest SAPS Client Service Centre to report a missing
There is no waiting period before reporting a person as missing, time is of the
essence, it should be done immediately.
When reporting a missing person you need a good recent photograph and all basic
information on the missing person, as well as the exact circumstances of
his/her disappearance will be needed by the police to assist you.
To assist the police when reporting a missing person, know the schedules and
movements of loved ones and family, know your childrenís friends. Make a point
of remembering the clothing they wear. This information is vital for
When a missing person returns home voluntary, you should as soon as possible
report it to SAPS. This is vital in order for them to cancel the information on
The number to call with any information on a missing personís where-abouts