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- Does my child qualify for an AMBER Alert?
- Nebraska Law Enforcement Amber Alert Requirements
- I've Seen a Missing Child
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Does my child qualify for an AMBER Alert?
In order to issue an AMBER Alert there must be enough information to report on the victim or suspect, their descriptions, direction of travel, or other substantial facts that the public can look out for.
  • The child must be 17 years or younger.
  • The evidence must show the child is in immediate threat of great bodily harm or death.
  • The evidence must also show the victim is likely to be in the broadcast area.
    • The victims or suspects information or descriptions.
    • The direction of travel.
    • Or, other substantial facts the public can look out for.
Nebraska Law Enforcement Amber Alert Requirements
It is very important that the AMBER Alert not be overused, too many notifications take the urgency out of an alert. Therefore strict guidelines have been set-up to ensure the importance of the AMBER Alert remains intact.

ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MAY ACTIVATE AN AMBER ALERT
  • The child should be 17 years-of-age or younger.
  • Law enforcement must believe the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death.
  • There is information to disseminate to the general public which could assist the recovery of the victim or apprehension of the suspect.
I've Seen a Missing Child
If you have seen a missing child, immediately contact local law enforcement.

To the best of your ability, provide law enforcement officials with the following information:
  • How do you know the child is missing?
  • Who is the missing child?
  • When and where did you see the child?
  • Was the child with anyone? If so, what did they look like?
  • What was the child wearing? And, if accompanied, what was the person with them wearing?
  • What kind of vehicle were they in? In what direction were they traveling?
AMBER Alert Publications
Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets Spanish
Best Practices Guide for Public Information Officers Spanish
Bringing Abducted Children Home Spanish
Effective Use of National Crime Information Center Spanish
U.S. Department of Justice Recommended AMBER Alert Criteria Spanish
 
Related Publications
Children Abducted by Family Members: National Estimates and Characteristics National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Series Bulletin
The Criminal Justice System's Response to Parental Abduction
Early Identification of Risk Factors for Parental Abduction
Family Abductors: Descriptive Profiles and Preventive Interventions
A Family Resource Guide on International Parental Kidnapping
Federal Resources for Missing and Exploited Children: A Directory for Law Enforcement and other Public and Private Agencies - Federal Agency Task Force for Missing and Exploited Children Report
Guide to Child Safety
Highlights From the NISMART Bulletins Fact Sheet
Highlights of the Youth Internet Safety Survey Fact Sheet
Issues in Resolving Cases of International Child Abduction by Parents Bulletin
The Missing and Exploited Children's Program (Update) Fact Sheet
Missing and Exploited Children's Training Program Fact Sheet
National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrown away Children Series Bulletin
National Estimates of Missing Children: Selected Trends, 1988-1999
National Estimates of Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign Reasons
NISMART Questions and Answers (Fact Sheet)
Nonfamily Abducted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Series Bulletin
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program Bulletin
Runaway/Thrownaway Children: National Estimates and Characteristics National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children Series Bulletin
When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide
 
Website Resources
Nebraska State Patrol Amber Alert
Nebraska AMBER Alert Program
AmberAlert.gov
Take25.org
ProtectSafeChildhood.gov
 
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