AMBER Alerts

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An AMBER Alert is an urgent broadcasting alert system utilised by ACT Policing in time critical situations to seek assistance from the community to safely locate a child in either a child abduction or high risk missing child case.

In the instance of a high risk missing child, an AMBER Alert will be issued through media outlets and ACT Policing’s social media channels via a media release. This complements the existing measures used to seek the public’s assistance via traditional media channels, but with a greater sense of urgency.

In the instance of a child abduction, and in addition to distribution of information by ACT Policing on its social media channels and via media outlets, Facebook will issue an AMBER Alert. The 24-hour alert is delivered to the top of people’s news feeds who are in the area where the child was abducted. The alert will include a photograph, description and police contact details.


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