Other states looking at Oklahoma's 'Amber Alert' program


Monday, July 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The Center for Missing and Exploited Children says 2,000 children are reported missing every day. And, with recent child abductions around the country, law enforcement from other states are looking to Oklahoma for help.

In 1999 Oklahoma implemented the "Amber Alert" program statewide. It works by warning people to be on the look out for missing kids. If a missing child is 15-years-old or younger and believed to be in danger, an alert is sent to TV and radio stations.

Since the program's inception, the number of Oklahoma law enforcement agencies using Amber Alert has more than doubled.