Amber-alert Sentence Examples
Police have issued a nationwide Amber Alert for the boy and are reportedly questioning acquaintances of Balfour's in hopes of finding and returning the boy safely to his mother.
The nation's amber alert history began in 1996 with the tragic murder of a nine-year-old girl in Arlington, Texas, named Amber Hagerman.
The Amber Alert System that stemmed from the death of this child is an early warning system designed to notify as many people as possible through broadcasting announcements.
This began the Amber Alert System and during the two years that followed radio stations were notified by the police department of missing children by phone.
Throughout the years following the launch of the Amber Alert in Texas, there have been many changes and legislative actions leading to the growth and development of this important early warning system.Advertisement
A campaign to have nationwide Amber Alert systems was launched by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2001.
Bush, in 2002, directed to assist each state in developing and instituting an Amber Alert plan.
The same year the Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets was developed to assist all localities in setting up an Amber Alert notification plan.
By the end of 2002, Amber Alert systems were in place in 26 states with digital alerts beginning in November of that year through America Online.
Alberta, Canada, joined the United States in using an Amber Alert system in December 2002.Advertisement
In 2005 Queensland, Australia began their version of the Amber Alert system.
An Amber Alert system was launched in Ireland in 2009.
The amber alert history continues to develop as more countries join in the notification system to rescue abducted children worldwide.
Issued by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, known as NCMEC, an Amber Alert notifies the public that a child has been abducted.
An Amber Alert enlists the aid of everyone in helping to find the missing child as soon as possible.Advertisement
When you sign up for the Amber Alert mobile notification system, you can designate up to five zip codes.
You will be notified if there is an Amber Alert activation within the zip code areas chosen.
There are strict criteria that must be met in order for an Amber Alert to be issued.
A child abduction is reported to law enforcement officials meeting all the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert.
It was an Amber alert.Advertisement