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 02-13-18, at approximately 4:20 pm, Diana Zito left the residence located at 10003 Pleasant Valley Road within Sun City, AZ for an unknown reason.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 12:57am
On 02/08/19 at approximately 4:30 P.M., Raul Vega, a resident of Chandler (AZ) was last seen leaving his friend’s residence in the area of South 24th Street and East Southern Avenue in his 2001 Silver Saturn sedan bearing Arizona license plate 717GGW. Raul hasn’t been seen 02/08/19.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 2:14pm
Richard and June Drewfs left the area of 3000 Shoshone Dr. in Lake Havasu City, AZ on 02-08-2019 at 2:30 PM. They were said to be going to the store and never returned. Richard and June both suffer from dementia .
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:19am
Sondra Engstrom was last seen at her residence on Wednesday 2/6/19 at 1300 hrs by her son as she was preparing to leave for a dentist appointment. She never made it to that appointment.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:08am
Silver Alert activated for Samuel Contreras: The Chandler Police Department is currently investigating a missing person report. Earlier this evening 85-year-old Samuel Contreras left his group home located at 217 N. Washington St. in Chandler.
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:36pm