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.
Cottonwood, Ariz, — This morning (09/11/18) at approximately 6:00 a.m. 76 year-old Cottonwood resident wandered from his residence on foot in the area of 3400 E. Godard Road and State Route 260. His name is Stephen Simpson. He is approximately
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:23am
Mr. Morgan was located at 2140 hours by a civilian calling 911. Mr. Morgan was located at a gas station in the area of St. Mary's Rd / I-10. Tucson PD arrived on scene. Mr. Morgan was released to a family member. No medical attention was needed.
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 8:47pm
On 09-08-18 at approximately 9:30 PM, a Silver Alert was activated for Jaime Garcia-Rojas. At 5:00 PM, he wandered out of the house located near the 6400 block of east Oak Street (Scottsdale) accidentally and is very confused. Has brain cancer and doesn't know where he is at all.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:02pm
On 09-09-18 at approximately 9:30 PM, a Silver Alert was activated for Jaime Garcia-Rojas. At 5:00 PM, he wandered out of the house located near the 6400 block of east Oak Street (Scottsdale) accidentally and is very confused. Has brain cancer and doesn't know where he is at all.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:01pm
On 09-05-18, between 0630 and 0930 hours, Dale Mortensen walked away from his residence in Gilbert. Dale is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Dale does not have access to a vehicle. He lives at the residence with his wife and daughter. Gilbert police have searched the area neighborhoods on foot, wi
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:27pm