Amber Alert

Get current details or report tips on abducted children or adults with mental or physical disabilities.

If you have a tip about an Amber Alert, immediately call 911 or the number in the alert.

Overview

The Amber Alert program broadcasts details and asks for tips about abducted children or adults with a proven mental or physical disability. This program is based on a voluntary, co-operative partnership between:

How an alert is activated

When a child or an adult with a mental or physical disability is missing, law enforcement may activate an Amber Alert if law enforcement:

  • believes the missing person has been abducted
  • believes the missing person is in danger of serious harm or death
  • has enough descriptive information to help the public identify the abductee, abductor or mode of transportation
  • can issue the alert early enough that there is a reasonable expectation the abductee could be returned, or the abductor could be arrested

Broadcasting the alert

When an Amber Alert is broadcasted, the alert:

  • interrupts all participating radio and TV stations including satellites
  • appears on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds
  • appears on electronic highway signs
  • notifies the Canada Border Services Agency
  • sends a mobile notification to Alberta Emergency Alert subscribers
  • sends a mobile notification to Wireless Amber Alert subscribers

Alert details

Amber Alert details may include vital information such as:

  • a description of the suspect, abductee and any vehicle involved
  • details about when, where and how the abduction occurred
  • last possible location of the suspect or abductee
  • possible direction the suspect is traveling

Mobile alerts

You can get mobile notifications of an Amber Alert in 2 ways: