As of mid-October of 2018, in Wisconsin, 34 activations had been issued since the state adopted the Amber Alert program. All of the alerts have resulted in the safe recoveries of 45 children. Source: Rebecca Ballweg, a DOJ spokeswoman.
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What is the Wisconsin AMBER Alert Plan?
The AMBER Alert is an emergency child abduction alert. Its purpose is to save the life of a child.
Wisconsin’s AMBER Alert Plan is a collaborative effort between the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Dane County Public Safety Communication Center, the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Revenue—Division of Lottery, and local law enforcement agencies.
An AMBER Alert disseminates information to the public about the abduction of a child as rapidly as possible. The broadcast will contain descriptive information about the child and the abduction. Citizens with information can then contact the appropriate law enforcement agency using the telephone number listed in the alert.