Commentary and information about public safety and security, intelligence and counterintelligence, open government and secrecy, and other issues in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Monday, August 01, 2005

What Don't You Know About AMBER Alert?

Most people have some level of knowledge about the AMBER Alert system.

"The concept for AMBER Alert is simple and effective: Law enforcement and the media working together to alert the public and effect the quick, safe recovery of abducted children."

For a better understanding of the AMBER Alert, read AMBER Alert - Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets.

Though this best practices was published primarily for the news media, it is a helpful reference for the rest of us to ensure that we understand what the AMBER Alert can and cannot do.


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