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Amber Plan America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response by State

Amber Plan for Delaware

updated 6/3/04

Informational Website: http://www.state.de.us/governor/news/2003/01january/011403%20-%20amber%20alert%20implementation.shtml
Contact Person:
Administrating Agency: Delaware State Police
Participating Agencies and Organizations:
Local law enforcement; local broadcasters.
Steps for Activation: AMBER Alert requires collaboration between law enforcement agencies and radio and television media. In Delaware, local law enforcement agencies would contact state police in case of child abduction. The State Police would then decide if the abduction met the criteria to activate an AMBER alert.
Scope of Amber Alert: Statewide.
Criteria for Activation: Confirmation by law enforcement that a child under age 17 has been abducted; Belief by law enforcement that the circumstances surrounding the abduction indicate the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death; and, enough descriptive information about the child, abductor and/or suspect’s vehicle to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help.
Utilizes Emergency Alert System: Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA).
Reporting Phone Number: If the public has information they should call 911
Success Story: Program announced on 1/13/03