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Why was AMBER created?

How does the AMBER Plan work?

What should you do in case of an AMBER Alert?

Support for the Plan

If your child is missing

Child safety tips to prevent abductions

Basic rules of safety for children

8 rules for safety

Parent recordkeeping


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North Dakota AMBER Alert Plan

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Law Enforcement Request for AMBER Alert Activation Form

AMBER Alert Activation Form  179kb rtf and  84kb pdf
The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS), formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System, to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor. This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child, and the criteria that define an AMBER Alert are as follows:
  1. The abduction involves a child or children 17 years of age or younger;
  2. Confirmation by local law enforcement of a stranger or a family abduction in which the child is believed to be in grave danger of serious bodily harm or death; and,
  3. Descriptive information about the child, the abductor, and/or suspect's vehicle to assist with the safe recovery of the victim and/or the apprehension of the suspect.
  4. Is there enough information about the child, suspect, and/or suspect's vehicle to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help?

Governor Hoeven Executive Order 2002-06

Governor Hoeven Executive Order 2002-06 (188kb pdf)

Governor Hoeven Press Release: August 30, 2002

AMBER Alert Law-Enforcement and Broadcast Guide

AMBER Alert Law-Enforcement and Broadcast Guide (2.28Mb pdf)

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