Federal government shutdown does not affect AMBER Alerts
Newly available in Washington are two additional alerts:
- Endangered Missing Person Advisories – allow law enforcement to seek the public’s assistance in locating missing persons when the disappearance does not fit the criteria for an AMBER Alert.
- Blue Alerts – provide information to the public to help locate suspects involved in assaulting or killing a police officer.
You can sign up to receive AMBER Alerts in Washington by going to www.amberalert.com. Those who sign up will also receive EMPAs and Blue Alerts.