Governor looks to expand Silver Alert program

Posted at: 11/26/2012 4:43 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Albuquerque's Silver Alert program to locate missing elderly people could be expanding to statewide.

Governor Susana Martinez was in Albuquerque Monday afternoon to announce her plans to push for legislation this January.

The Silver Alert program started in Albuquerque last February.

People can enroll family members who have dementia or Alzheimer's disease into the program. If somebody who is enrolled goes missing, the city issues a Silver Alert.

When an alert is issued, lighted billboards around the city flash the missing person's picture and information.