AMBER Alert may be activated only by law enforcement agencies. AMBER Alert is intended only for the most serious, time-critical child abduction cases.
The following situations meet AMBER Alert criteria:
- The child is the age of 17 or under.
- A child is kidnapped off the street.
- A child is kidnapped from home.
- A vehicle is stolen or carjacked and a child was left inside the vehicle.
- A child is reported missing, there is evidence of foul play, and the police believe the child was kidnapped.
The following situations do not meet AMBER Alert criteria:
- Missing children who have run away from home.
- Missing children involved in child custody disputes.
- Police searches for criminals.
You Can Help
- Sign up for Vermont Alert, to recieve Amber Alerts, as well as any other emergeny notifications you would like.
- Like the Vermont Missing Person Facebook page
- iPhone App Mobile application from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) is designed to help in the search for and safe recovery of missing children.
- Wireless Emergency Alerts Confirm with your mobile device carrier to see if Wireless Emergency Alerts, including Amber Alerts, are available in your area and your device is capable of receiving the alerts. Learn more.
If you witness a child abduction, contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911 immediately. Provide information on the location of the abduction and a description of the victim, suspect and/or any vehicle involved.
If you hear an AMBER Alert, watch for the child, suspect, and/or the vehicle described in the alert. Immediately report any sightings by calling 911 or the phone number included on the alert. (Do not call 911 to request information about the abduction.)
History of Amber Alert