Troopers: Alaskans can get Amber alerts by email, text

Friday marked the official National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, and Alaska State Troopers are reminding Alaskans they can sign up anytime to receive notification of Amber alerts via cell phone or email.

The national AMBER Alert Program is an early warning bulletin system law enforcement uses to alert the public when a child has been reported kidnapped or abducted.

The Child Alert Foundation first created the system in 1998, and it has grown substantially since, as the Troopers noted in a statement:

“Today, all 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia have established AMBER Alert Plans and over 70 regional, local and tribal plans together create the most significant child recovery network in the history of the U.S.,” the statement read.

Mobile providers are able to help Alaskans sign up for wireless Amber alerts on cell phones.

To sign up for email notification of an Amber alert from the Alaska AMBER alert program, visit amberalert.alaska.gov or list.state.ak.us.

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