National Missing Persons Week

National Missing Persons Week

National Missing Persons week is held from 3-8 August 2020.

Long term missing person’s cases remain a priority for ACT Policing.

A long-term missing person is someone who has been missing for more than three months.

The ACT currently has 14 long term missing people, including two missing overseas.

Police would like to find answers for the families and friends who don’t know what happened to their loved ones – but we need the public’s help to do that.

Police haven’t forgotten about these cases, regardless of how long they’ve been active.

It’s important to remember that anyone can go missing, and that people go missing for a myriad of reasons.

The theme of this year’s campaign highlights than long term missing persons are ‘Individuals, not statistics’.

During National Missing Persons Week, ACT Policing is undertaking a number of activities to raise awareness in our community.

You will see images of the ACT’s missing persons displayed in the Civic Bus Interchange, Canberra Airport, ACT Libraries, Marketplace Gungahlin, and on PRIME 7.

You may have also seen these images at the ACT Brumbies game versus the Reds on Saturday, 1 August. We’re trying to reach as many people as possible, in the hope someone, somewhere will remember something.

Anyone with information about any of these cases is urged to come forward and speak to police or Crime Stoppers.

Any piece of information – big or small – can assist the investigations into these matters.

The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre has further information on missing persons across Australia.

ACT Policing would like to thank those organisations who have kindly supported ACT Policing’s National Missing Persons Week 2020 campaign.

  • PRIME 7

  • ACT Brumbies

  • Canberra Stadium

  • Canberra Airport

  • Transport Canberra

  • Libraries ACT

  • Marketplace Gungahlin

“PRIME7 delivers the news and stories that matter to the people of our community. It is only fitting that PRIME7 supports this valuable cause by promoting ACT Policing’s efforts for National Missing Persons Week.”

Paul Patrick, Director of News & Current Affairs, PRIME7

“Libraries ACT is pleased to be able to support National Missing Persons Week. Libraries are an important free source of information and connection for the community, and this is a small but important way we can play a part in highlighting some of the many individuals who go missing each year.”

Vanessa Little, Executive Branch Manager, Libraries ACT

“Marketplace Gungahlin are happy to support the National Missing Persons Week campaign understanding the importance of getting the message out in the community in the hope someone can assist in locating people that are missing. This campaign is especially close to home having been a fellow student at the same high school as Megan Mulquinney who vanished back in 1984. The tireless pursuit from authorities is certainly something to be commended and we are proud to participate with them in the hope that there may be some resolution in doing so.”

Anna Krajacic, Casual Mall Leasing Executive, Marketplace Gungahlin

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