Ohio Alert Programs Signup
Ohio radio and TV stations can play a critical role in the safe recovery of missing children and adults through the state's AMBER Alert Plan, the Blue Alert, the Endangered Missing Child Alert, and the Missing Adult Alert. The four alerts are issued under different criteria when local law enforcement officials believe the media and general public can assist in locating the individual.
AMBER Alerts, for abducted children in immediate danger of serious harm or death, are issued through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Additional information on AMBER Alerts – including photos of the missing child, updates and cancellation information – is available via email, text message or fax. All information regarding Blue , Endangered Missing Child and Missing Adult Alerts is distributed via email, text message or fax. EAS is NOT used for Blue, Endangered Missing Child and Missing Adult Alerts.
In order to receive this emailed, faxed, or text message information, stations can:
- Register with the Ohio Attorney General's Ohio Missing Children's Clearinghouse at 1-800-325-5604.
- Register online through the form below.
- Use Twitter to receive alerts. To receive these Twitter alerts, you will need a Twitter account. To receive AMBER Alerts by Twitter, go to twitter.com/OhioAmberAlert. To receive missing children and adult alerts by Twitter, go to twitter.com/OhioMissing.
If you have questions, or need more information about any of these alert programs, please contact the OAB at 866-OAB-5794.
Note: Stations using email to receive the alerts may wish to create a distribution group or list. This way the alerts come to a single station email address before being routed to all station personel on the distribution list. This option gives stations control over who receives the emailed alerts.