HOW THE CONNNECTICUT AMBER ALERT WORKS
Once the Police respond to the scene and obtain a description of the child, abductor, and vehicle, this information is immediately broadcast to all radio and televison stations across the state through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). This is the alert used during severe weather emergencies.
The plan alerts the public as quickly as possible to the abduction so everyone may assist in the search for the safe return of the child.
DURING AN AMBER ALERT, THE CONNECTICUT LOTTERY WILL:
WIRELESS AMBER ALERTS:
Wireless AMBER Alerts is an initiative to distribute AMBER Alerts to wireless subscribers who are within range of the cellular carrier towers in the affected area. The system
does not need to know your mobile number and it does not track your whereabouts; it simply broadcasts the alert and any mobile device that can “hear” the alert will display it to the user. Wireless customers will not be charged for the receipt of these messages.
2015: CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS WILL NOW SEE AMBER ALERTS IN THEIR FACEBOOK FEEDS:
Anyone who is logged into Facebook (on both mobile and desktop) will receive an AMBER Alert if they are within the designated search area of an abducted child. The Alert will include details about the child such as a photo, description, location of the abduction, and any other available information that can aid in the search for the missing child.
If you see someone fitting the description of the child, adult or vehicle from the Amber Alert immediately call 911.
For more information go to: Connecticut Emergency Services and Public Protection
SOURCE: Connecticut Emergency Services and Public Protection
PREPARED BY: 211/mm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2017