The Diep River police station wants the public to know there is no waiting period to report a missing person.
People should report missing persons to their nearest station immediately.
Follow these steps when reporting:
Produce a recent photograph of the missing person, if possible.
Give a complete description of the missing person’s last whereabouts, clothes that they were wearing, as well as any information that can assist the investigating officer.
Complete and sign a SAPS 55(A) form. This form safeguards the SAPS from hoax reports and indemnifies the SAPS to distribute the photograph and information of the missing person.
Obtain the investigating officer’s contact details, and send any additional information that might become available.
If a missing person is found or returns voluntarily, inform the investigating officer immediately. A SAPS 92 form must be completed to inform the Bureau of Missing Persons so that the missing person’s report can be removed from the circulation system.
For more information you can contact Constable Christine Naidoo at Diep River police at 082 522 3303.