AMBER and Other Alert Programs
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 Endangered Missing Child Alert, the Missing Adult Alert and the Blue 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). The Endangered Missing Child, Missing Adult and Blue Alerts are distributed via email, fax, or text message to those stations that register to receive the alerts.
For more information on these programs, please access the links below:
Download Informational Poster and Sign Up for Alerts
To assist member stations in educating their staffs about the AMBER Alert, Endangered Missing Child Alert, and Missing Adult Alert*, the OAB has developed a laminated mini-poster with the criteria, guidelines, and additional resources for the different alerts. You can download a copy of the poster or stations can request multiple copies by contacting the OAB at 866-OAB-5794.
*The Blue Alert, which became effective June 1, will be added to the laminated poster within the next month.
To receive alerts:
- Station personnel interested in receiving email or text message notification of alert activations, updates or cancellations can sign up here.
- Station personnel can also 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.