Statement of Purpose
The Amber Alert is an emergency child abduction alert.
It's purpose is to SAVE THE LIFE OF A CHILD.
Amber Alert is a collaborative partnership between
law enforcement agencies and broadcasters to alert the general public
when a child is abducted.
In this cooperative plan, radio and television
stations interrupt programming with an emergency tone similar to the
one used to warn about severe weather conditions utilizing the
Emergency Alert System (EAS).
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) provides a rapid
response in the search of an abducted child. When a warning
alert is activated, the entire community or the entire state is
searching for an abducted child in a matter of minutes.
In a collaborative effort, this partnership brings
law enforcement, broadcasters and communities together working toward
the same goal, in an effort to better protect and safeguard our
children. The Amber Alert Plan is one of the most effective strategies
law enforcement agencies statewide can use in reuniting children
with their families.