AMBER Alert Test Planned for August 26, 2016

Utah’s AMBER Alert Plan will be tested on August 26, 2017, Utah Rachel Runyan and Exploited Children’s Day. The AMBER Alert is tested twice a year. August 26th and January 13th.  This will be the 30th test of the Utah AMBER Alert Plan.

“We need as many people as possible to get involved each time the AMBER Alert is activated,” says Utah Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires. “We at DPS are committed to the Amber Alert program and grateful for the dedicated work that program coordinator Gina McNeil puts forth to insure these children are found safely and brought home to their families.” The exact time of the test is not given but radio stations should make an announcement when the test is initiated. TV stations are asked to announce and/or run a crawl about the test at the top of the screen. All media outlets are encouraged to post the tests on their web sites.

Utah has issued 46 AMBER Alerts since the plan was started on April 2, 2002.

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