A new program called “A Child Is Missing” started Monday across Pennsylvania
It works just like this — a person goes missing, and a police officer calls ACIM. The officer gives pertinent information — such as where they were last seen and a good description. Within 15 minutes, thousands of calls go out.
The major difference between this missing persons program and The Amber Alert one is the following:
And unlike the Amber Alert system, which only is used for stranger abductions and has taken up to three hours in some cases to activate, ACIM is a rapid response system for runaways, Alzheimer’s patients, children and college students.
If you have a cell phone or an unlisted home number, you can also register those numbers with “A Child is Missing” and they contact you there. All you have to do is log on to their Web site, achildismissing.org.