The debate continues over whether to install digital billboards to help finding missing children. Viewed by many as a great tool to issue AMBER Alerts, others believe them to be eyesores. One group that does endorse them is the FBI for use in their hunt for fugitives. So why not missing or abducted children?
Clear Channel Outdoor and FBI Partnership Has Led to the Arrest of Thirteen Fugitives
Parties Agree to Extend One-Year Agreement
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), today announced that it has renewed its agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to display “wanted” messages on all of its digital billboards across the country. Since the agreement was formed one year ago, the initiative has led to the successful apprehension of thirteen criminals as a direct result of information displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital billboard networks in Akron, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Tampa Bay.
On Friday March 20th, 2009 Clear Channel Outdoor was awarded one of the first nationally recognized Director’s Community Leadership Awards at the FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. for their development and ongoing support of the FBI’s wanted messaging program on their digital outdoor networks.
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