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Alberta Cellphone Users Receive Amber Alert for Missing Children
Finding missing children can now be relayed to all Albertan with a cellphone. This is a Free Service for anyone with a Cellphone.
Alberta cell phone users can now play an important role in helping locate missing Children across Canada. On May 26 the Canadian telecommunications wireless systems along with RCMP and (OPP) Ontario Provincial Police and Amber Alert Agencies launched a free cellphone messaging system.
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This system was first founded in Texas in 1996 following the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. There are more than 30 AMBER Alert programs in the United States and has now been introduced to Canada. So far, about 30 abducted children have been returned safely to their parents due to AMBER Alert in United States.
These Alerts before were only broadcasters over Emergency Management Alberta's (EMA) Emergency Public Warning System (EPWS), the same system that provides immediate notice of serious storms.
The police department are the only ones that can issue an AMBER Alert which has as very strict criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert.
Police must confirm that a child, or someone with a mental or physical disability, has been abducted and is in danger of serious harm or death. Police must also be able to provide enough descriptive information about the child, the abductor and/or the suspect's vehicle to ensure identification by the public.
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