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Legal Information: Maryland

Statutes: Maryland

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Updated: 
November 10, 2020

§ 9-401. Definitions

In general

(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

Law enforcement agency

(b) “Law enforcement agency” means a State, county, or municipal police department or agency, or a sheriff’s department.

Missing child

(c) “Missing child” means a person who is:

(1) under the age of 18 years; and
(2) the subject of a missing persons report filed with a law enforcement agency in this State and whose whereabouts are unknown.