1. An abducted child must be under 18 years of age.
2. The abduction poses a credible threat of immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death to the child.
3. A law enforcement agency determines that the child is not a runaway and has not been abducted as a result of a child custody dispute, unless the dispute poses a credible threat of immediate danger of serious bodily arm or death to the child.
4. There is sufficient descriptive information about the child, the abductor, and the circumstances surrounding the abduction to indicate that activation of the alert will help locate the child.
5. The Amber plan is only activated by law enforcement.
6. It is only used for serious child abduction cases. It should not be used for runaways or custody disputes unless the circumstance is life threatening to the child.