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 03/17/19 67 year old Riley McSpadden missing from a group home, located in the 10000 block of east Roger Rd. Riley suffers from dementia and is known to have violent episodes. He is a Caucasian male with white hair, approximately 5’11” tall and weighs 130 pounds.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:25pm
On 3/19/19 at 0800 hours, Mr. James A. Torrence was located and the Silver Alert is cancelled.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:46am
Floyd Jenkins was last seen at his residence in Apache Junction (999 West Broadway Road C-1), on Thursday March 14th, 2019. Floyd made suicidal comments to neighbors prior to leaving the area.
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:56pm
On 03/14/19 at 9:00 A.M., Ausencio Lopez Rivera was last seen at his home which is located in the area of 109th Avenue and Indian School Road. Ausencio has onset dementia and his family believes that he is lost.
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:23am
Roberto Velazquez was last seen on 3/14/19 at approximately 6:30 P.M. in the area of North 70th Avenue and West Cambridge Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Roberto has a medical condition which may cause him to appear confused or disoriented.
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:48am