The Missing and Exploited Children's Program (MECP) invites you to view January's presentation on the AMBER Alert Program. This presentation was created in collaboration with OJJDP's AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program.
On January 13th, 2013, communities across the country gathered to observe National AMBER Alert Awareness Day to recognize the collaborative efforts of law enforcement and their communities to safely recover missing children. To date, more than 595 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the AMBER Alert Program. This year's commemoration also marks the inauguration of the nation's transition to the Wireless Emergency Alerts program, which greatly enhances the ability of law enforcement to disseminate AMBER Alert information directly to smart phone users.
January's presentation was designed to give a history of AMBER Alert Awareness Day and highlight some important advances in the nation's approach to missing child cases: combining highly sophisticated investigative techniques, national and international collaboration, the vigilance of private citizens, and the very latest in technology to bear on the search and recovery of missing children everywhere. Information on training and technical assistance resources for law enforcement agencies is also featured.