Amber Plan for Massachusetts

updated 3/13/15

WebsiteMassachusetts Child Amber Alert
Administrating AgencyMassachusetts State Police
ContactTrooper Nicole Morrell
Massachusetts State Police
Steps for Activation1. Law enforcement becomes aware that a child or children may have been abducted.
2. The investigating agency confirms a child has been abducted and notify the State Police.
3. State Police ensure the abduction meets AMBER Criteria:
a. Child is under 17 years old
b. Child is in serious danger of bodily harm or death
c. There is enough descriptive information to believe an AMBER Alert will help locate the child
4. State Police activate the Emergency Broadcast System.
5. Local broadcasters interrupt regular programming to broadcast available information.
6. Public becomes the eyes and ears of the law enforcement, calling 911 if they have any information.
Criteria for ActivationThree criteria must be met before the State Police will activate the plan:

1. A child, 17 years of age or younger, has been abducted;
2. The child is in danger of serious bodily harm, injury or death; and
3. There is enough descriptive information to believe that an AMBER Alert may help locate the child.
Scope of Amber AlertStatewide
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