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Bemidji Police are reminding the public about protocols for posting details on missing juveniles on their Facebook page. Chief Mastin says while the overwhelming majority of missing persons reports involve juveniles who have left voluntarily, they prefer to use the term “missing” as opposed to runaways as families, guardians, caregivers and police all want them found safe. As for photos, Mastin says the release of juvenile information is highly restricted under state statutes, most especially pictures and that once a missing juvenile has been located the information will be removed from their Facebook page to respect their privacy rights.