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Google Joins AMBER Alert Network

November 9, 2012

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) recently announced a new partnership with Google that will allow users to receive AMBER Alerts—urgent child-abduction bulletins—through Google Maps and Google Search features.

The AMBER Alert program is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice and is a voluntary partnership of law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, Internet service providers, and the wireless industry. The AMBER Alert program was created in 1996 after the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman and is credited with the recovery of 595 abducted children.

Resources:

For more information on AMBER Alert.

For more information on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

For more information about Wireless Emergency Alerts and AMBER Alerts.