The Alert System broadcasts three different alerts; AMBER, Blue and Silver.
- Amber Alerts - The Arizona AMBER Alert Plan is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies and broadcasters to send out an emergency alert to the public when a child is abducted.
- Blue Alerts - A Blue Alert is activated when a suspect is at large about killing or injuring a law enforcement official and pose a threat to the public or law enforcement community.
- Silver Alerts - A Silver Alert is activated when an adult over 65-years-old is missing.
There are 108 ADOT message boards across the Valley and 193 statewide.
An alert's location will determine how many signs flash the information, because law requires that officials spread the alerts only in the region where the crime or disappearance took place.
The new alerts were signed into Arizona law in 2014. Federal law doesn't allow the use of infrastructure the same way for Blue and Silver alerts as Amber alerts, but AZDPS can use these signs because they're state owned.
Silver Alert for Everett Ritchie has been cancelled. Ritchie was located safe and in good health.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:44am
Today at 1000 hours, Jahns was located safe and in good health.
Last seen wearing a blue polo short sleeve shirt with black
Levi’s and tan lace-up work boots. He was also wearing a khaki baseball hat and
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 2:29am
On 10/09/18 at approximately 1550 hours, Avondale PD responded to 900 S. Central (Avondale) for a missing person call reference Mr. Henry Ramirez. Mr.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 9:23pm
MISSING PERSON: Manuel Cajero Hernandez, 72 years old at time of disappearance, 5’05", 176 pounds, with brown eyes, with graying hair. Manuel is missing the tips of some of the fingers on his right hand.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:42am
Mr. Pallanes was last seen at 6:00pm near the Walmart at 2501 S. Avenue B in Yuma, AZ near the city bus stop. Last seen wearing a grey baseball cap, burgundy checkered shirt and blue pants. Mr. Pallanes suffers fro dementia.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:31pm