Washington State Patrol

Oregon Amber alert ends in arrest in Washington

Olympia – Around 2:00 p.m. today the Nampa Idaho Police Department requested an AMBER alert issued in Idaho on May 19, 2015, be extended into Washington and Oregon.  The Nampa Police Department received information that the suspect was seen in Oregon and had indicated to a witness he was on his way to Seattle.  Notification […]

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  • Amber Alerts

    Please remember that these alerts are posted as they occur, and worded as such. If you are uncertain whether an amber alert is still ACTIVE, click the link or visit amberalert.com to search for active alerts.

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  • Federal government shutdown does not affect AMBER Alerts

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol is reminding both the public and other law enforcement agencies that the AMBER Alert system is in full operation despite the shutdown of the federal government.


    “We’re hearing of incorrect reports on both mainstream and social media about the status of the AMBER Alert System,” said Carri Gordon, AMBER Alert Coordinator for the Washington State Patrol. “The system is in full operation, and ready to help recover an abducted child.”


    Although there is some federal coordination of the overall AMBER Alert program, each state has its own distribution system for alerts. Washington’s alerts are distributed by a private contractor that is in no way affected by the federal government shutdown.

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