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Amber Alert Overview

Each year, the lives of children, their families, and communities are changed by the tragedy of child abduction and child exploitation. According to a national study conducted by United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of the Attorney General State of Washington, 44 percent of children who were abducted and murdered by a stranger were dead within one hour. Seventy-four percent are dead within three hours, and ninety-one percent are dead within twenty-four hours.

Families and communities are being impacted by these crimes against children. Locating and safely returning these children to their homes is a state, national and international objective.

As individuals, communities and a nation, we all have a responsibility to ensure the dignity, respect and safety of every child.

Therefore, the protection and safety of our children must be our highest priority.

The Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan is an effort to enhance law enforcement's ability to respond effectively and efficiently to a child abduction with the hope of preventing the victimization of children in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan Documents

The Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan documents below put into writing all pertinent details of the Wisconsin Amber Alert System, as discussed at the numerous planning meetings leading up to the formulation of this final Plan. This Plan encompasses all phases of organization, distribution, review, and testing of the Wisconsin Amber Alert System, and the alerts issued thereon. Questions regarding any information in this Plan may be directed to members of the Wisconsin Amber Alert Committee, listed in Appendix A.

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Do you need to update your present copies of the Plan?

To determine if you presently have the most current version of each document, compare each file name below, with the file name on your present copy. The file names represent the month and year printed at the top of each document page (0403 = April, 2003).

Main Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan Document (10 Pages): AmbM0403.pdf

Appendix A Amber Alert Committee Members: AmbA0403.pdf

Appendix B Amber Alert Area Map : AmbB0403.pdf

Appendix C Organizational M.O.U.: AmbC0403.pdf

Appendix D Signature Page: AmbD0403.pdf

Appendix E Highway Sign Policy: AmbE0403.pdf

Appendices detailing agreements with other states are not shown here, as they contain sensitive contact numbers and procedures.