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.