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.
PCSO needs your help locating David Lewis, Jr. The 72-year-old has dementia and has been missing for several hours. He was last seen wearing a blue jean jacket, blue jeans and a ball cap. He is 5’09 and 180 lbs.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:38pm
Last Seen in the area of the US 60 at Val Vista on 1-24-18 at 1730 hours. He was driving a 200 Ford ranger (AZ/ ALM4694). He suffers from Alzheimers and Dementia.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:57pm
Today at 0400hrs female subj Deborah Erickson DOB 09/17/59 drove vehicle to
Black cyn area and left it.
Subject suffers from early dementia and/or schizophrenia. Hears voices and is paranoid, has previously been seen at Terros Psychiatric.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 1:38pm
Donald Pesterfield was last seen on 12/23/17 around 1830 hours when he dropped off his wife at the Mesa Gateway Airport. He called his wife and told her he was lost and hasn't been heard from or seen since.
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 9:34pm
Doris was last known to be at her residence in the area of 51st Avenue and Southern Avenue at approximately 3:00 PM on Thursday, December 21st, 2017. She walked away from the residence and has not been seen or heard from since.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:52pm