AMBER Alert Activation Process

Activation Criteria

To activate the AMBER Alert Plan in Missouri, law enforcement agencies must ensure the following criteria are met:

Note: Parental disputes do not apply unless a possibility of harm to the child has been determined. Missouri AMBER Alert activation should not be requested for events not meeting the criteria listed above. Events not meeting these criteria may be addressed through the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System and National Crime Information Center entries, assistance from national (NCMEC) and state (Missouri State Highway Patrol) entities and standard press releases.

Activation Process


***** To request an AMBER Alert make sure you have made an NCIC Missing Persons Entry using the (CA) flag and then call the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F at 573-751-1000 *****


Missouri AMBER Alert Activation Form is available for local law enforcement agencies.

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