Amber Plan for Wisconsis

updated 3/16/15

WebsiteAmber Plan Wisconsin
Administrating AgencyWisconsin Department of Justice
ContactSusan Whitehorse
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing
& Exploited Children

Dane County Public Safety Communications Center
Steps for ActivationAmber Alerts must be requested by the law enforcement agency of jurisdiction.

The local law enforcement agency has to have reason to believe the child has been abducted.

The initiating law enforcement agency contacts the Dane County Public Safety Communication Center (DCPSCC) to request Amber Alert activation.

DCPSCC will verify Amber Alert criteria with the reporting/initiating agency.

DCPSCC will activate an Amber Alert utilizing the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

DCPSCC will post the information on the Amber Alert website:
Criteria for Activation1. Child must be 17 years of age or younger
2. Child must be in danger of serious bodily harm or death.
3. Initiating agency must have enough descriptive information about the child, the suspect(s) and/or the suspect vehicle(s) to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help locate the child.

Amber Alert is not to be used for runaways or family abductions unless the child's life is in danger.

The Amber Alert plan is for the safe recovery of missing children that a law enforcement agency believes have been abducted and are in danger of serious bodily harm or death. Strict adherence to the criteria is essential in order to prevent the Amber Alert plan from losing credibility and possibly becoming less effective.
Scope of Amber AlertStatewide
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