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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 Community Service Centre to (CSC) report a missing person.
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 children’s friends. Make a point of remembering the clothing they wear. This information is vital for investigations.
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 police records.
The number to call with any information on a missing person’s where-abouts is: