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.
On 06-26-17 between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm, Ms. Maria Calderon left her home on foot in the area of 23rd Avenue and Indian School Road. She was last seen in the area of 19th Avenue and Culver at 4:23 pm. She is a Hispanic 49 years old diagnosed with early onset of dementia.
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:06pm
Mr. Woodard left his home in the area of Kelso and Estrella on Tuesday 6/20 around 4pm. He suffers from dementia, pancreatic cancer, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and requires medication. He does not have a bus pass or any money with him.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 1:12pm
The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing elderly man. On 6/20/2017 a family member contacted the Surprise Police Department to report Mr. Harold Paschal, a 76-year-old man, as missing. Mr.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:37pm
Raafat "Ralph" Nasser-Eddin had reservations to stay at Phantom Ranch on Saturday June 10, 2017, but did not arrive. He was last seen on June 11, 2017 near Hermit Camp on the Tonto Trail.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:23pm
Carol Jean Fajardo was last seen around 0930 hours on 06/13/17 in the area of Country Club and McKellips in Mesa. She left without her medications in a Red 2008 Toyota Yaris with AZ Lic Plates ABX5375. Carol Jean has early onset of Alzheimers and COPD.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:57pm