Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Protecting American Youth:
The Amber Alert Plan

The Amber Alert Plan is a voluntary, cooperative program between law enforcement agencies and local broadcasters which initiates an emergency media alert when a child is abducted and believed to be in grave danger.

The Amber Plan sparks a rapid response to the most serious child abduction cases allowing immediate assistance from the community through radio and television.

Following the kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas in 1996 was the creation of the Amber Plan. Dragged from her bicycle, Amber's body was found 4 days later. The news of the child's murder outraged the community and motivated mobilization and action.

  • Develops law enforcement and media partnerships
  • Protects the public
  • Provides rapid response capabilities
  • Increases case solving statistics
  • Engages community concern and involvement
  • Assists in recoveries and serves as a deterrent
  • Credited with saving the lives of numerous children
Click to view the AMBER Alert website...
Click to view the AMBER Alert Plan PDF document...



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