Lost/Missing Persons

The U.S. Park Police has established guidelines for conducting searches for missing persons and for recording and investigating missing person complaints. There is no waiting period for reporting a missing person. Missing person reports shall be taken in person. Please be prepared to answer questions regarding the person's disappearance.

To report a Missing or Lost Person call U.S. Park Police Communications:

Washington, DC (202) 610-7500

New York Field Office (718) 338-3988

San Francisco Field Office (415) 561-5656

The United States Park Police serves national parks in the aforementioned metropolitan areas only. To report a missing person in all other National Parks, please see the Missing Persons in the National Parks page to route your report to the proper authority.

Last updated: October 19, 2016