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Amber alert

(US and Canadian) originally an acronym of America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, a notification to the general public, such as by commercial radio or electronic traffic-condition signs, regarding an abduction of a child.
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The DOJ currently operates a pilot program that offers AMBER Alert training services to Native American tribes, but the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act would make that initiative permanent and enhance DOJ oversight of how the grants are used.
An electronic traffic-condition sign displaying an Amber Alert in the US.
For Android devices, the location of the AMBER alert settings can vary depending on the model, as many Android smartphone makers use their own, modified version of the operating system that results in settings being tweaked and moved around.
Amber Alert also has the backing of Kate and Gerry McCann, who believe such a system would have been invaluable if it had only existed when their daughter Madeleine went missing in Portugal.
When the original version of Amber Alert was launched in the United States in 1996, it focused on issuing details of abducted children via mainstream news outlets.
The event will focus on Amber Alert awareness, abduction prevention education and the preparation of digital child identification kits.
The Law Enforcement Alerting Portal (“LEAP”) is an internet-based alerting portal designed to notify the public immediately and reduce response time when an Amber Alert is sent out.
Amber Alert GPS was founded in 2007 by Russ Thornton, after his own 3-year-old son became lost in an amusement park for 45 minutes.
1 -- 2) Above, Shawn Norwood, father of Amber Alert girl Alliaha Norwood, comes home to his Palmdale home without Alliaha on Thursday.
The AMBER Alert network, which broadcasts emergency messages about victims and their abductors, is a vital tool that could lead to the recovery of these missing children.
Toronto -- The Amber Alert system places child welfare agencies in the midst of "conflicting goals", according to Toronto Children's Aid Society Communications Manager Melanie Persaud.