Current or former military members struggling with mental illness often times isolate themselves and disappear without notice. The state's Camo Alert program, created by 2019 Texas legislation, is designed to notify the public of a missing current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces.
The below represents Camo alert criteria for the state's network:
- Verification from the Texas Department of Public Safety that the missing military member is registered for the camo alert program.
- Confirmation the individual reported missing is a current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces and that the individual's location is unknown.
- Confirmation the missing person suffers from a mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
- Confirmation the disappearance poses a credible threat to the military member's health and safety or the health and safety of another.
Note: A physician's or psychologist's letterhead, indicating the impaired mental condition, date of diagnosis, patient's name, with physician's signature is recommended to satisfy the documentation requirement.
Current or former military members wanting to register for the Camo Alert Program can download the Camo Alert Registration Form. Submittal instructions are located on the form.
Camo Alert – Law Enforcement Resources