AMBER Alert Criteria
A requesting law enforcement agency must meet all the below criteria in order to activate the State AMBER Alert Network:
- Is this child 17 years of age or younger, whose whereabouts are unknown, and
whose disappearance law enforcement has determined to be unwilling which poses a credible threat to the child’s safety and health; and
(i) if abducted by a parent or legal guardian, was the abduction in the course
of an attempted murder or murder? OR
- Is this child 13 years of age or younger, who was taken (willingly or unwillingly)
without permission from the care and custody of a parent or legal guardian by:
- someone unrelated and more than three years older,
- another parent or legal guardian who attempted or committed murder at the
time of the abduction?
- Is this child in immediate danger of sexual assault, death or serious bodily injury?
- Has a preliminary investigation verified the abduction and eliminated alternative
explanations for the child’s disappearance?
- Is sufficient information available to disseminate to the public to help locate the
child, a suspect, or the vehicle used in the abduction?