'A Child Is Missing' program in place

Margate City Police Department Police Chief David Wolfson has formalized an agreement with the A Child Is Missing alert program that has led to a high tech method now in place to search locally for missing children, missing elderly, college students and missing persons who may be mentally or physically challenged or disabled, police said.

Upon receipt of a missing person call, Margate Police will now make their first phone call to a toll-free number in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This number is staffed around the clock, and a technician at A Child is Missing initiates a rapid process of information gathering and mapping systems that expedites thousands of phone calls within minutes, with a customized recorded message detailing the missing persons description and last known location.

The message also includes a Margate Police phone number to be called by anyone who has information on the missing person's location, police said.

Phone numbers called by the program include listed numbers and mobile numbers available to ACIM in the selected area. Mobile numbers, unlisted numbers, broadband/voice-over IP numbers, or TDD/TTY devices can be added as


To enter your cell phone, unlisted, broadband/VOIP or TDD/TTY device number, go to and click on "add your name." This information will only be used for emergency message alerts.


Library offers family events

On March 22, the Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield will show the children's movie "Planes" at 1 p.m.

The first monthly beginner's yoga class will take place March 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Register for either event by calling 609-646-4476.