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  • Title: Amber Alert Wisconsin
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Purpose.. Overview.. Criteria.. Child Safety.. Parent Tips.. Statistics.. Alert Areas.. FAQ's.. Events.. Law Enforcement.. Sex Offender Registry.. WI Clearinghouse for Missing Exploited Children Adults.. Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.. Wisconsin has.. NO Amber Alerts.. activated at this time.. What Should You Do in Case of an Amber Alert?.. Welcome.. Welcome to the Amber Alert Wisconsin website.. This website is designed to provide information about Wisconsin's Amber Alert program, statewide child abduction alert system.. The goal is to provide a system that uses immediate broadcasts through radio and television stations to assist law enforcement agencies in their quest to find abducted children and return them safely  ...   efforts of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Wisconsin Public Radio, The Educational Communication Board, and law enforcement agencies to develop the Amber Alert system and help keep children safe in their communities.. Sincerely,.. J.. B.. Van Hollen.. Attorney General.. Please.. click here.. to hear the new tone for Amber Alerts on your cell phone.. [mp3].. Click on logo, “Wireless Emergency Alerts Capable” to access information about receiving Amber Alerts on your cell phone.. NEWS RELEASE:.. Attorney General J.. Van Hollen Announces New System for Receiving AMBER Alerts on Mobile Phones.. 2013 AMBER Alert Training.. Amber Alert Training Video.. [WMV].. Commemorative AMBER Alert Stamp..

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  • Title: Purpose
    Descriptive info: Amber Alert.. Statement of Purpose.. The Amber Alert is an emergency child abduction alert.. It's purpose is to SAVE THE LIFE OF A CHILD.. Amber Alert is a collaborative partnership between law enforcement agencies and broadcasters to alert the general public when a child is abducted.. In this cooperative plan, radio and television stations interrupt programming with an emergency tone similar to the one used to warn about severe weather conditions utilizing the Emergency Alert System  ...   child.. When a warning alert is activated, the entire community or the entire state is searching for an abducted child in a matter of minutes.. In a collaborative effort, this partnership brings law enforcement, broadcasters and communities together working toward the same goal, in an effort to better protect and safeguard our children.. The Amber Alert Plan is one of the most effective strategies law enforcement agencies statewide can use in reuniting children with their families..

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  • Title: Amber Alert Overview
    Descriptive info: Amber Alert Overview.. Each year, the lives of children, their families, and communities are changed by the tragedy of child abduction and child exploitation.. According to a national study conducted by United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of the Attorney General State of Washington, 44 percent of children who were abducted and murdered by a stranger were dead within one hour.. Seventy-four percent are dead within three hours, and ninety-one percent are dead within twenty-four hours.. Families and communities are being impacted by these crimes against children.. Locating and safely returning these children to their homes is a state, national and international objective.. As individuals, communities and a nation, we all have a responsibility to ensure the dignity, respect and safety of every child.. Therefore, the protection and safety of our children must be our highest priority.. The Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan is an effort to enhance law enforcement's ability to respond effectively and efficiently to a child abduction with the hope of preventing  ...   Amber Alert System, and the alerts issued thereon.. Questions regarding any information in this Plan may be directed to members of the Wisconsin Amber Alert Committee, listed in Appendix A.. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents.. If you need that program, click the following link to download a FREE copy.. Do you need to update your present copies of the Plan?.. To determine if you presently have the most current version of each document, compare each file name below, with the file name on your present copy.. The file names represent the month and year printed at the top of each document page (0403 = April, 2003).. Main Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan Document (10 Pages):.. AmbM0403.. pdf.. Appendix A Amber Alert Committee Members:.. AmbA0403.. Appendix B Amber Alert Area Map :.. AmbB0403.. Appendix C Organizational M.. O.. U.. :.. AmbC0403.. Appendix D Signature Page:.. AmbD0403.. Appendix E Highway Sign Policy:.. AmbE0403.. Appendices detailing agreements with other states are not shown here, as they contain sensitive contact numbers and procedures..

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  • Title: Amber Alert Criteria
    Descriptive info: Child must be 17 years of age or younger.. Child must be in danger of serious bodily harm or death.. Initiating agency must have enough descriptive information about the child, the suspect(s) and/or the suspect vehicle(s) to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help locate the child.. Amber Alert is not to be used  ...   Note:.. The Amber Alert plan is for the safe recovery of missing children that a law enforcement agency believes.. have been abducted and are in danger of serious bodily harm or death.. Strict adherence to the criteria is essential in order to prevent the Amber Alert plan from losing credibility and possibly becoming less effective..

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  • Title: Safety
    Descriptive info: Child Safety Information.. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website:.. http://www.. missingkids.. com.. Knowing My 8 Rules for Safety.. The NetSmartz Workshop teaches children how to be safer when using the Internet.. www.. netsmartz.. org.. Acrobat Reader is needed to view PDF files.. You can get the latest version of the reader from adobe.. com by clicking.. here.. or on the image above.. Know the Rules.. School Safety Tips.. for Going to and from School More Safely.. After School Safety for Children Who Are Home Alone..

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  • Title: Parental Tips
    Descriptive info: Tips for Parents.. General Parental Tips to Help Keep Your Children Safer.. (PDF file).. Abduction and Kidnapping Prevention Tips for Parents.. Provides straightforward safety tips and guidelines for parents to consider when talking to their children about personal safety along with recommendations to better safeguard homes and surroundings.. Page One.. Page Two.. Tips for parents if your child is missing.. Child safety tips to prevent abductions.. Basic Rules of Safety for Children.. 8 Rules For Safety.. Parent Recordkeeping.. IF YOUR CHILD IS MISSING.. Immediately call or go to your local law enforcement agency (police or sheriff) and file a missing person report.. When a child is missing and believed to be in danger, there is no 24-hour waiting period in Wisconsin.. Bring the most recent color photograph of the child, along with the child's fingerprints, hair sample, blood type, and physical description including a description of the clothes the child was wearing.. Click.. Here.. for more information about Amber Alert Plan criteria.. Information about your missing child will automatically be entered into the National Crime Information Center computer's Missing Person File (NCIC-MPF).. Report the child missing to the toll-free hotline of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-843-5678.. The National Center can issue e-mail alerts about your missing child, distribute posters with your child's photo and information nationwide, and provide support and other resources for you and your family.. Be alert to a teenager or adult who is paying an unusual amount of attention to your children or giving them inappropriate or expensive gifts.. Contact other non-profit missing child organizations and state clearinghouses in adjacent states.. Register your missing child and find out what other search assistance and support services they can provide.. Contact the U.. S.. State Department's Passport Office (Office of Citizen Appeals and Legal Assistance, Passport Services) at 202-647-0518 in case the suspect tries to apply for a passport to leave the country with your child.. Be sensitive to changes in your children's behavior; they are a signal that you should sit down and talk to your children about what caused the changes.. Teach your children to trust their own feelings and assure them that they have the right to say no to what they sense is wrong.. CHILD SAFETY TIPS TO PREVENT ABDUCTIONS.. Teach your children their full names, addresses and phone numbers.. Teach your children how to make a long distance call (both directly to you using the area code and by dialing 0 for the operator).. Know your neighbors and your child's friends, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers.. Know the routes your child takes to and from school, friends' homes and other activities.. Be involved in your child's activities by volunteering at school, clubs, and sporting events - participate in a neighborhood watch program.. Before leaving your child in the care of a day-care, pre-school, baby sitter, or youth organization, check their references and qualifications.. Ask if criminal background checks are conducted before new staff members are hired.. Write your police chief, sheriff and other elected officials, in support of the Amber Alert Plan, police missing person programs, and other child safety efforts; write the general managers of your local radio and TV stations in support of the Amber Alert Plan and the Emergency Alert System.. Review the web sites of Missing Child Organizations for volunteer opportunities, such as e-mailing or  ...   somewhere, quickly get away from him (or her) and yell or scream.. This man (woman) is trying to take me away or this person is not my father (mother).. You should try to take a friend with you, and never go places alone.. Always ask your parents' permission to leave the yard or play area or to go into someone's home.. Never hitchhike or try to get a ride home with anyone unless your parents have told you it is okay to ride with him or her.. No one should touch you in the parts of the body that would be covered by a bathing suit, nor should you touch anyone else in those areas.. Your body is special and private.. You can be assertive and you have the right to say no to someone who tries to take you somewhere, touches you, or makes you feel uncomfortable, scared or confused in anyway.. 8 RULES FOR SAFETY.. Traditional messages of Don't take candy from strangers, Don't be a tattletale, and Be respectful to adults, they know what they're doing are incomplete and can lead to the abduction and sexual victimization of children.. Children and families do not have to live in fear of these crimes, but they do need to be alert, cautious, and prepared.. The key to child safety is communication.. A child's best weapon against victimization is his or her ability to think and preparation to respond to potentially dangerous situations.. By learning and following these 8 Rules for Safety, children can empower themselves with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to better protect themselves.. Before I go anywhere, I always check first with my parents or the person in charge.. I tell them where I am going, how I will get there, who will be going with me, and when I'll be back.. I check first for permission from my parents before getting into a car or leaving with anyone - even someone I know.. I check first before changing plans or accepting money, gifts, or drugs with out my parents' knowledge.. It is safer for me to be with other people when going places or playing outside.. I always use the buddy system.. I say NO if someone tries to touch me in ways that make me feel frightened, uncomfortable, or confused.. Then I go and tell a grown-up I trust what happened.. I know it is not my fault if someone touches me in a way that is not O.. K.. I don't have to keep secrets about those touches.. I trust my feelings and talk to grown-ups about problems that are too big for me to handle on my own.. A lot of people care about me and will listen and believe me.. I am not alone.. It is never too late to ask for help.. I can keep asking until I get the help I need.. I am a special person, and I deserve to feel safe.. My rules are:.. CHECK FIRST.. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM.. SAY NO, THEN GO AND TELL.. LISTEN TO MY FEELINGS, AND TALK WITH GROWN-UPS I TRUST ABOUT MY PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS.. PARENT RECORD KEEPING.. Keep current identification on each child (such as a recent photo, video, fingerprints, hair sample, blood type, identifying marks, and physical description) in a safe accessible place.. Know how to obtain your child's dental x-rays and medical records..

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  • Title: WI Amber Alert Statistics
    Descriptive info: Wisconsin Missing Children Statistics.. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which is part of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides every state with a monthly report detailing statistics regarding the number of missing children in the state that month.. The numbers reflect the total active missing children cases reported to NCIC for that month.. The most recent statistics available for Wisconsin are as follows:.. Wisconsin Missing Person Statistics.. as of June 1, 2013.. Missing Children.. (17 and younger).. 941.. Breakdown by gender.. Male.. 442.. Female.. 499.. Breakdown by NCIC category*.. Involuntary.. 5.. Endangered.. 253.. Disabled.. 1.. Catastrophe.. Juvenile.. 681.. Other.. 0.. *NCIC Categories.. For statistical purposes,  ...   any age who is missing and under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger.. , abductions by stranger or family).. Disabled:.. A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting himself/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.. Catastrophe:.. A person of any age who is missing after a natural or man-made catastrophe.. Juvenile:.. A person who is missing and declared unemancipated as defined by the laws of his/her state of residence and does not meet the entry criteria set forth in any other category.. , runaways, throwaways - evicted by parent/guardian) The date of emancipation in Wisconsin is the subject's 18th birthday..

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  • Title: Amber Alert Areas Map
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  • Title: Amber Alert Criteria
    Descriptive info: Frequently Asked Questions.. What is the Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan?.. Why was the Amber Alert Plan created?.. How does Wisconsin's Amber Alert Plan work?.. How is Amber Alert information broadcast?.. How are highway message board signs used?.. What can the public do to help?.. What are the Amber Alert broadcast areas?.. The Wisconsin Amber Alert Plan is an effort to enhance law enforcement s ability to respond effectively and efficiently when a child has been abducted in the hope of preventing the victimization of children in Wisconsin.. Wisconsin's Amber Alert Plan is a collaborative effort between the Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Dane County Public Safety Communication Center, the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, the Department of Transportation, and local law enforcement agencies.. The statewide emergency alert system provides law enforcement agencies access to the on air signals of broadcasting stations throughout the state during the critical minutes following a child abduction.. An Amber Alert disseminates information about the abduction of a child as rapidly as possible.. The broadcast will contain descriptive information about the child and the abduction.. Citizens with information can then contact the listed law enforcement agency.. Back to Top.. In January, 1996, Amber Hagerman was abducted in Arlington, Texas, in broad daylight with witnesses.. Despite intensive police, FBI, and media involvement, Amber s body was found four days later, and the crime has remained unsolved.. In her memory, and that of abducted children  ...   Alert is activated, Wisconsin radio and television stations interrupt programming to broadcast information about an abducted child using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which is typically used for alerting the public to severe weather emergencies.. Amber Alerts will be broadcast every 30 minutes for the first two hours, then every hour for the next three hours.. Radio and TV station participation is provided as a public service, without commercial endorsement.. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has changeable, electronic message board signs on specific highways in Wisconsin.. As part of the Amber Alert system, these signs can be used to transmit information about a confirmed child abduction case.. The signs will only be activated for an incident that meets Amber Alert criteria.. During an Amber Alert, the Dane County Public Safety Communication Center will contact the Department of Transportation to request activation of highway message boards if appropriate.. The public s role is critical to the success of an Amber Alert.. If you witness any child abduction, contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911.. If an Amber Alert has been activated, be on the lookout for the child, suspect, and/or vehicle described in the alert.. If you locate the child, suspect or vehicle fitting the description, immediately call the telephone number given in the Amber Alert to provide authorities with as much information as possible.. Persons who locate an abductor should NEVER take any action other than to contact law enforcement..

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  • Title: Amber Alert Poster Contest
    Descriptive info: 2013 National Missing Children s Day Poster Contest.. 2013 Poster Winner.. Congratulations to the 2013 Poster contest winner Garbriella Horman.. 2012 Poster Winner.. Congratulations to the 2012 Poster contest winner Andreah Newberry.. 2011 Poster Winner.. Congratulations to the 2011 Poster Contest Winner Maranda Brei.. 2011 Poster Contest.. Calling All 5th Graders!!.. Want to Win a FREE trip  ...   Day Poster Contest!.. You Could Be a National Winner!!.. Winners receive a trip to Washington, DC for the National Missing children s Day Ceremony, a certificate, and an US Savings Bond.. Talk to your parents! Talk to your Teachers! Create your own design!.. 2010 Poster Contest Winner Bailee Peters.. Click to enlarge.. Learn More about this Nationwide Contest..

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  • Title: Law Enforcement Information
    Descriptive info: Law Enforcement Information.. Training, procedures, and alert forms can all be found at one of these locations:.. Wisconsin Law Enforcement Network: WILENET at.. http://wilenet.. or.. Wisconsin TIME System..

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