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An emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person (usually a child), by media broadcasting or electronic roadway signs.‘our state's AMBER Alert became operational last September’
- ‘Overuse of AMBER Alert could result in the public becoming desensitized to Alerts when they are issued.’
- ‘The following questionnaire may be used to verify that the criteria for the AMBER Alert have been met.’
- ‘The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.’
Acronym from America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, named after Amber Hagerman, a child kidnapped in Texas in 1996.
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