Amber Alert Overview
Each year, the lives of children, their families,
and communities are changed by the tragedy of child abduction and
child exploitation. According to a national study conducted by United
States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention and Office of the Attorney General State of
Washington, 44 percent of children who were abducted and murdered by a
stranger were dead within one hour. Seventy-four percent are dead
within three hours, and ninety-one percent are dead within twenty-four hours.
Families and communities are being impacted by
these crimes against children. Locating and safely returning these
children to their homes is a state, national and international
As individuals, communities and a nation, we all
have a responsibility to ensure the dignity, respect and safety of
Therefore, the protection and safety of our
children must be our highest priority.
The Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan is an effort to
enhance law enforcement's ability to respond effectively and
efficiently to a child abduction with the hope of
preventing the victimization of children in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan Documents
The Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan documents below put
into writing all pertinent details of the Wisconsin Amber Alert
System, as discussed at the numerous planning meetings leading up to
the formulation of this final Plan. This Plan encompasses all phases
of organization, distribution, review, and testing of the Wisconsin
Amber Alert System, and the alerts issued thereon. Questions regarding
any information in this Plan may be directed to members of the
Wisconsin Amber Alert Committee, listed in Appendix A.
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Do you need to update your present copies of the Plan?
To determine if you presently have the most current
version of each document, compare each file name below, with the file
name on your present copy. The file names represent the month and year
printed at the top of each document page (0403 = April, 2003).
Main Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan Document (10 Pages): AmbM0403.pdf
Appendix A – Amber Alert Committee Members: AmbA0403.pdf
Appendix B – Amber Alert Area Map : AmbB0403.pdf
Appendix C – Organizational M.O.U.: AmbC0403.pdf
Appendix D – Signature Page: AmbD0403.pdf
Appendix E – Highway Sign Policy: AmbE0403.pdf
Appendices detailing agreements with other states
are not shown here, as they contain sensitive contact numbers and