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.
Brenda Johns was located today 7/4/17 at 1418 hours at 550 S. Mill avenue when Officers located her in her vehicle at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. She is in good health. The Silver Alert has been deactivated.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:00am
ennox is new to the Phoenix area. He left his residence in the area of
19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road on 6/29/17 at approximately 1800 ours and has not returned.
Lennox is prescribed medication for
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:49am
Update Clothing description: wearing a pink, white and light blue plaid shirt, tan shorts and wearing glasses.
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:44am
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