Understanding Oklahoma's 'Amber Alert' program

Thursday, November 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Dozens of law enforcement and emergency workers now have a better understanding of our state's Amber Alert Program.

Our state first started the Amber Alert in 1999. Now, close to 100% of all qualifying agencies are signed up. Amber Alert training officer Sgt. Greg Giltner: “Oklahoma is one of the leaders in this. Of the 50 states 41 have an Amber Alert program. Of those an overwhelming number use Oklahoma as its guidelines.”

Southwestern Bell has also donated a new 1-800 number for people to call when an alert is issued.