AMBER Alerts have the power to save lives
There are 656 missing children who may not have made it home safely to their families without AMBER Alerts. These alerts are a critical tool for law enforcement when children are in danger. The program is built on the simple idea that the eyes and ears of many are more effective than the eyes and ears of few. It is used in the most serious child-abduction cases to quickly engage the public. AMBER Alerts have the power to save lives.
This year AMBER Alerts were added to the Wireless Emergency Alert program. If you own a capable mobile device, you will automatically receive an alert when you are in an area law enforcement believes the child may be.
This has already been successful. In February, an 8-month-old baby was abducted during a home invasion in Minneapolis. She was safely recovered when a young woman received the AMBER Alert on her phone, saw the car parked across the street and called police.
AMBER Alerts are a call for help from law enforcement and the children whose lives are in danger. Please take the time to look at the alerts. Someone has seen that child, that abductor or that car, and it could be you.
- John Ryan, CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
To learn more about the AMBER Alert program and Wireless Emergency Alerts visit www.missingkids.com/AMBER/WEA.