How do I file a Missing Person Report?

In emergency situations: DIAL 9-1-1
In non-emergency situations, contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 740-283-8600
and an officer will be sent to your location as soon as possible.

How long must I wait before I can file a report?

There is no time limit before you can file a report. You may contact the police for a report as soon as you realize the person is missing. A missing person is defined as, "...any person who is absent from where they are supposed or expected to be, and at least one of the following apply:

  1. The person is senile, or has other mental or physical impairments which subject that person, or others, to danger.

  2. There is any indication that the absence is not voluntary. An involuntary absence will be assumed if the length of absence is unreasonable.

  3. The person is under 18 years of age