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Texas Amber Alert e-mail notification system transitions to DPS website

From Texas Department of Public Safety:

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today will begin handling AMBER Alert functions in Texas previously performed by BeyondMissing.com. The system has two components, the flyer creation system and the e-mail notification system. Law enforcement, media and the public will need to set up new accounts on the DPS website to continue using this system. Starting today, the flyers that subscribers have been receiving will have a different look since they will be distributed by DPS instead of BeyondMissing.com.

The flyer creation component allows local law enforcement to create their own flyers for abducted children in their area, which are then distributed through the e-mail notification portion of the system.  This is especially helpful in areas that do not have regional AMBER Alert plans.

Subscribers to the e-mail notification system receive AMBER Alerts issued by Texas law enforcement agencies and DPS at no cost by registering with a valid e-mail address and zip code.  Alert flyers will contain victim, suspect and vehicle information that is made available by law enforcement.

Registration for the new DPS Public E-mail Notification System can be accessed through the following links:

This notification system is just one of the ways DPS informs the media and the public about state-issued alerts. The other methods DPS uses for notification on state-issued alerts will remain the same, such as e-mails to the media and electronic road signs.  For a list of state AMBER Alert Network partners, see: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/Operations/Alerts/AmberOverview.htm.

AMBER stands for "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response," and was named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996. Shortly after Amber Hagerman's death, law enforcement and media representatives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area created the first AMBER Alert program, serving as a model plan nationwide for alerting the public regarding abducted children.

The Texas AMBER Alert Program was established by Gov. Rick Perry in August of 2002, complementing existing local AMBER Alert programs.  DPS manages the statewide program and provides law enforcement a mechanism for rapid notification of the media and the public in these serious child abduction cases.

For more information on the Texas AMBER Alert Program, please visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/Operations/Alerts/index.htm.

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