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Blue Alert


Silver Alert

AMBER Alert: Every Second Counts. Learn about AMBER Alerts, what to do if there is one in your area, and how you can help return a child to their parents. Find out how to stay informed, and what to do if you see an abduction occur.


Blue Alert - A Blue Alert means a violent attack on a law enforcement officer has occurred, and a search for the suspect is active. Blue Alert provides immediate information to the public through media broadcasts, soliciting help from the public in the safe and swift apprehesion of the suspect.


Silver Alert - The purpose of the Silver Alert program is to establish a quick response system designed to issue and coordinate alerts following the unexplained or suspicious disappearance of an elderly person. Silver Alerts provide last known location and description of the missing person in the effort to find and return them as quickly as possible.

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