Amber Alert

When did they start calling it an AMBER Alert?

The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children.

What was the first Amber Alert ever?

By October of 1996, the first AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert plan—named in honor of Amber Hagerman—launched in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Now, 25 years later, at least 1,074 abducted children all around the country and world have been safely recovered as a direct result of AMBER Alerts.