Amber Plan for Colorado

updated 3/12/15

WebsiteColorado Amber Alert
Administrating AgencyColorado Bureau of Investigation
ContactAgent Greg Sadar
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Denver Office Major Crimes Unit
1-877-542-7233
Steps for ActivationIf the criteria are met, they will notify the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. We will then obtain information about the abductor, the child, mode of transportation, direction of travel and abduction details. The AMBER Designee will utilize a computerized system to facilitate the activation process. Alert information is forwarded to the primary Emergency Alert System (EAS) station to be broadcast via the EAS to Colorado media outlets.

This information is also emailed to the media outlets and partnering organizations. Radio and television broadcasts will be interrupted as will the operations of many of our partners. The Colorado Department of Transportation will utilize its Variable Message Signs (VMS) on Colorado highways to display pertinent information and direct you to tune to local media for additional information. The automation of the AMBER Alert process has allowed us to increase the timeliness as well as protect the integrity of the information.
Criteria for ActivationOnce law enforcement has been notified about an abducted child, they must first determine if the case meets the AMBER Plan criteria:

1. The abducted child must be 17 years of age or younger;
2. The abducted child must be in immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death;
3. There must be enough descriptive information available to believe a broadcast will assist or aid in the recovery;
4. The activation must be requested by a local law enforcement agency or AMBER Designee from another state.
Scope of Amber AlertStatewide
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