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 3/27/19 at 0815 hours Mr. Bons was safely recovered. The Silver Alert is cancelled.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:17am
On 3/26/2019 at approximately 1600 hours, 16 year old Mason Riding walked away from the Walmart located at 12900 West Thunderbird Road in El Mirage. Mason is Autistic, limited social interaction, but will answer to his name.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:28pm
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 10:51 a.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from the 13600 block of S. Avenue 29E.
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:36pm
Fernando left residence in the area of North 33rd Avenue and West Latham Street on foot at approximately 2:00pm 3/21/2019. Fernanado may or may not respond to his name and may appear confused and/or disoriented due to memory loss. Fernando only speaks Spanish.
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:54am
Sara Galloway was last seen in the yard of her home, in the 10600 block of west Massingale Rd, at approximately 0730 hours on 03/21/19. Though she is 38 years old Sara has Down Syndrome and functions at a 8 year old level.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:00pm