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AMBER Alert test this Sunday

Wednesday January 9, 2019
Learn more about the Utah AMBER Alert plan and how minutes make all the difference.

Utah’s AMBER Alert Plan will be tested on Sunday, January 13, 2019, as part of National AMBER Alert day. This will be the 32nd 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 Jess L. Anderson. “We at DPS are committed to the Amber Alert program and grateful for the dedicated work put forth to ensure 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 websites.

Utah has issued 48 AMBER Alerts since the plan was started on April 2, 2002.  Most children were recovered safely and the alerts were directly responsible for bringing 38 children back home.

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