State of California Missing Alert Plan

​The alerts plan highlights a strategic partnership between California law enforcement, the community, the media, Twitter, and other partners to effectively provide the public with actionable information relating to a missing person and affect a quick, safe recovery.  California has four recognized alerts: AMBER Alert, Blue Alert, Silver Alert, and Endangered Missing Advisory (Ashanti Act Compliant).  The CHP maintains a list and information for all active alerts in California.  This can be found on Twitter at @CHPAlerts or by clicking on the link


​Activation Process

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Emergency Notification and Tactical Alert Center (ENTAC) is the designated state coordinator for missing person alerts throughout California.  ENTAC is staffed 24 hours a day by uniformed CHP personnel and is located at the CHP Headquarters in Sacramento, CA.  The CHP is responsible for the activation of all alerts on behalf of investigating agencies in California’s municipalities, counties, and tribal communities.   The investigating agency contacts the CHP and the details concerning the incident and the activation criteria are reviewed together.  If all criteria are met, the CHP will identify the affected region and activate the appropriate alert on behalf of the investigating agency.  
All law enforcement agencies have access to the State of California Missing Person Alert Plan and its resources.

Media Requests

All media inquiries regarding a specific case or investigation associated with an alert will be forwarded to the appropriate agency.  General requests for information regarding alert programs, statistics, policies, laws, and alert tools should be directed to the CHP’s Community Outreach and Media Relations through a local CHP Area office or by calling (916) 843-3210.

Out of State Requests

All out-of-state requests for any of California’s alerts shall to be made through the CHP.  Requesting parties should coordinate with their respective state coordinator prior to contacting the CHP.  Investigative information must show a nexus to California


​Click on the buttons below to learn more about each alert and the program 

 AMBER Alert
 Blue Alert
 Silver Alert  Yellow Alert
Ebony Alert
 Feather Alert
Success Stories
Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA)
 Wireless Emergency Alert 
State of California Missing Person Alert Plan 


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