The Massachusetts Child AMBER Alert is an emergency alert system that helps recover abducted children. Named after Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in 1996, the Plan utilizes the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to interrupt regular programming and broadcast information that could help recover the child. Information is also broadcast on electronic signs along highways and in airports. In January of 2002, the State Police identified the need for establishing an AMBER Alert program in Massachusetts.
AMBER Alert is designed to instantly galvanize the public in the search for an abducted child. It encourages everyone to be on the lookout for the abducted child and suspect. During an AMBER Alert, you become a partner with law enforcement in our efforts to recover an abducted child. If you become aware that an AMBER Alert has been activated, stay tuned to the radio or TV, or keep your eye out for the AMBER Alert message boards on the Highways and the MassPike. Pay attention to the details regarding the individuals and vehicles involved in the abduction. Then Be On the Look-Out (B.O.L.O.) In the event that you spot a child, adult or vehicle fitting those described in the AMBER Alert, call 911 immediately and provide authorities with as much information as possible.
How do I receive AMBER Alerts?