Did you know that Amber Alerts don’t always make it to highway signs? In Florida, there has to be specific information about a suspect’s vehicle for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to issue and alert.
Trena Reddick, FDLE Spokesperson
“… Just because something doesn’t make it on the highway signs there are other ways we can get the information out. For example we have the media alerts which the media obviously get access to, we also have cell phone information, we have the internet so citizens are still notified of missing children.”
A child abductor can travel approximately a mile per minute with an abducted child. Would you like to be dependent on people at home watching television, surfing the internet or viewing a text message to expedite the recovery of your child?
Amber Alerts are rarely activated in most states. They are a voluntary partnership between law enforcement, the media, wireless carriers, internet site and other distribution outlets. However most people believe there child will be safe and an alert activated should their child be abducted.