WPR News
11:41 am
Mon January 26, 2004

State Amber Alert System Up and Running

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming has finally finished its Amber Alert system. That will allow authorities to put out a bulletin about a child abduction in this state or in one of five surrounding states.
Deputy Director of the Department of Criminal Investigations, Kebin Haller says they'll get the bulletin to the public through radio and T-V stations, as well as electronic highway signs.
Haller says they will not put out an alert unless the abduction was confirmed by law enforcement agents, the child is 18 or younger, there is enough information about the child, abductor or vehicle so that the alert will help and there is reason to believe the child is in danger.
Wyoming will partner with Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana and Utah and put out Amber Alerts for missing children in those states too.