Amber Plan for Rhode Island

updated 3/16/15

WebsiteRhode Island Amber Alert
Administrating AgencyRhode Island State Police
ContactLt. Robert Wall
Rhode Island State Police
401-444-1000
Steps for ActivationOnce the criteria has been established, alert information must be put together for public distribution. This information can include descriptions and pictures of the missing child, the suspected abductor, a suspected vehicle, and any other information available and valuable to identifying the child and suspect.

The information is then faxed to radio stations designated as primary stations under the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
The primary stations send the same information to area radio and television stations and cable systems via the EAS, and it is immediately broadcast by participating stations to millions of radio listeners and television viewers.
Radio stations interrupt programming to announce the Alert, and television stations and cable systems run a "crawl" on the screen along with a picture of the child.
Criteria for Activation1. Law enforcement confirms a child has been abducted.

2. Law enforcement believes the circumstances surrounding the abduction indicate that the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death.

3. There is enough descriptive information about the child, abductor, and/or suspect vehicle to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help.
Scope of Amber AlertStatewide
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