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To further our mission of keeping children safe, here is information regarding Michigan's Amber Alert System. It is crucial to know if your child would qualify for this public emergency response service.
Michigan Amber Alert Plan
WHAT IS THE MICHIGAN AMBER ALERT PLAN?
The Michigan Amber Alert plan is a partnership between law enforcement and the media to help in the immediate dissemination of information to the public about an endangered missing child. Amber Alert of Michigan is supported by the Michigan Department of State Police, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Sheriff's Association, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
CAN THE AMBER ALERT BE ACTIVATED FOR ANY MISSING CHILD?
THE SHORT ANSWER IS NO! A CHILD MUST BE UNDER THE AGE OF 17, REPORTED AS MISSING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND "ENDANGERED" AS DEFINED BELOW.
"Endangered" is defined as one or more of the following circumstances:
The child suffers from a severe mental or physical disability that greatly impairs the child's ability to care for him/herself.
The child is a victim of stranger or acquaintance kidnapping. (MCL 750.349) Stranger kidnapping is defined as a child being taken against his/her will by a stranger. Acquaintance kidnapping is defined as a child being taken against his/her will by an acquaintance of the child or the child's family.
The child is in the company of a person who has a confirmed criminal history of child abuse/neglect, sexual assault, domestic assault, a crime involving the victimization of children, or has made statements of intent to harm the missing child, or is suicidal.
The child has been abducted by a non-custodial parent whose parental rights have been terminated. Amber Alert cannot be activated for a runaway child or a child who is a victim of a parental abduction involved in a civil dispute.
HOW DOES LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVATE THE MICHIGAN AMBER ALERT PLAN?
- The law enforcement agency investigating the missing child case contacts the Michigan State Police.
- The Michigan State Police activate the Michigan Amber Alert Plan by giving information on the missing child to area broadcasters.
- Broadcasters immediately interrupt broadcasting to supply the listening public with information about the missing child.
- The public actively searches for the endangered missing child after hearing the Amber Alert activation on the radio or television, reporting any sightings to law enforcement.