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National Strategy


The three components of the national AMBER Alert strategy are:


  • Assess Current AMBER Alert Activity
    • Determine number of local, statewide, and regional plans
    • Compare plan operations and AMBER Alert criteria
    • Evaluate available technology

  • Create a Coordinated AMBER Alert Network
    • Develop guidance on criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert
    • Establish federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partnerships
    • Promote technological compatibility among communications systems

  • Communicate Lessons Learned
    • Work with law enforcement and broadcasters on missing children issues and the proper issuance of AMBER Alerts
    • Help states and communities develop and enhance their AMBER Alert plans
    • Raise public awareness on how to protect children and prevent abductions


Date Modified: June 26, 2023
Date Created: October 20, 2019