FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

U.S. Postal Service to Issue AMBER Alert Commemorative Stamp

December 16, 2005  | 

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp honoring the local broadcaster-initiated AMBER Alert Plan, a program dedicated to the rapid recovery of abducted children. AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts have been credited in the successful rescue of more than 230 abducted children nationwide.

Following the abduction and death of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in 1996, a group of Texas broadcasters in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area voluntarily developed the AMBER Alert Plan as an innovative way to use broadcast airwaves to transmit emergency information when a law enforcement agency determines that a child has been abducted and is in imminent danger.

Broadcasters in other markets and other states soon adopted an AMBER Alert Plan similar to that started in Dallas Fort-Worth after the successful recovery of several children.

AMBER alerts distributed by regional broadcasters now aid law enforcement in finding abducted children across the country. The new postage stamp recognizing the importance of this partnership will feature an illustration of a mother and child embracing along with the words, "AMBER ALERT saves missing children."

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Chicago Chief Fired in Wake of McDonald Shooting Protests
Emanuel said he and McCarthy began discussing the future of the police department on...
Detroit Police Officers to Get 4% Pay Raises
City officials announced Monday a plan to boost salaries by 4% for sworn Detroit police...
Video: Texas Officer Dragged by Car During Traffic Stop
A Corpus Christi, TX, police officer is recovering after being dragged by a car following...
Judge sets $1.5 million Bail for Chicago Officer in Murder Trial
A Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teen last year...
Jury Selection for First Officer's Trial in Freddie Gray Case Punctuated by Protests
A small group of protesters gathered outside the Baltimore courthouse on Monday morning as...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine