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Improved Amber Alert system announced

There can never be enough improvements made to the Amber Alert System to utilize as many resources and get as many eyes looking for missing children as fact as possible. The following from the AP is hopefully just one in many States that will follow the lead in disseminating Amber Alerts via email.

Kansas Amber Alert notifications now can be made to e-mail addresses, giving law enforcement officials another way to alert the public when a child is abducted.

“It is my hope that this new option for Amber Alert distribution will allow us to get more eyes looking for an abducted child so that the child can be returned to its family safely and swiftly,” Attorney General Phill Kline said Thursday.

The notification, sent to the computer or other device capable of receiving e-mail messages, will provide detailed information about the abduction and will direct recipients to the Amber Web site for additional information and updates.

Kline said not only will the new system reach people without access to radio or television during the day, but businesses and the media immediately will have all available information in writing to pass on to their employees and customers.

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UPDATE: WIBE News 13 (Topeka, KS)

The Attorney General’s office hopes the enhancements will help even more people find out about an issued alert.

“Statistical evidence and our experience demonstrates the first 48 to 72 hours once a child goes missing is the most critical time for use to act,” said Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline.

Authorities say a quick response by law enforcement, media and the public led to Stormy’s safe return the very day she went missing.

One year after the amber alert proved life saving, the Attorney General announced his plans to help everyone get keyed into the alerts just by signing up for them online.

“Kansans who might not be listening to radio or television but are at their office working, e-mail alert pop up on their computer screen will be able to be aware of what is going on to assist the cause,” Kline said.

September 16th, 2005 at 07:22pm Posted by | Informational, Missing Children | no comments

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