What is the Amber Alert Program?

The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child abduction cases. The City of Laurel participates in the Plan. Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS), formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System, to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor. This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.

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1. What is the Amber Alert Program?
2. When and Why Was the Amber Plan Created?
3. How Does the Plan Work?
4. How Long Does the Amber Alert Last?
5. What To Do When an AMBER Alert is Enacted?