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.
A Silver Alert has been issued for Carol L. Putman, age 71. She is a white female, 5-00, 145 pounds, gray hair, blue eyes. She was last seen wearing short sleeve floral print blouse with red and green flowers and beige slacks.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:31am
Donald Wilson Sr went missing between the hours of 2 am and 7 am on May 30.
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:22pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (June 9, 2017) - Harold Robert Lynch was reported missing out of the City of Goodyear on June 9, 2017. Harold has Alzheimer’s and Dementia and left Estrella Estates retirement community at 14930 W. Wigwam Blvd. in Goodyear.
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:56pm
Mr. Figueroa was last seen leaving his residence in the are of 35th Ave and Baseline on 06/07/2017 at 0900 hours. He has not been seen since. He was wearing a Blue Polo shirt with gray horizontal stripes, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He suffers from a couple of medical conditions.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:18am
Mona Van Hoff was last seen in the area of Southern and Dobson in Mesa on 05/30/17 around 1600 hours. When she was checked on, Mona and her vehicle were missing. Mona drives a silver 2003 Toyota Camry LE with California license plates 5ENV366.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:06pm