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 10/28/17 at approximately 0200 hours Mr. Arvizu was located by members of his family walking in the area of South 6th Ave and East 27th St. in Tucson Arizona. He was in good health and returned home by the family members who then contacted Tucson Police.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:32pm
On Friday October 13, 2017 at approximately 1515 hours, John "Gustov" Roe left his residence in the area of Lake Havasu City, possibly en route to the Garden grove area in CA. Mr. Roe was wearing Blur Jeans and a t-shirt.
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:53pm
On 9/26/17 at approximately 6:00AM, Frederick left his residence in the area of 3100 North 36th Avenue, in Phoenix, Arizona. Frederick was traveling to Rimrock, Arizona to visit with family and friends. Frederick has not been seen or heard from since this morning.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:26pm
Scottsdale, Arizona (September 22, 2017) The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting the assistance of our Media Partners in locating a Missing Endangered Adult.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:02pm
Surprise, AZ (September 22, 2017) The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing elderly man.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:27pm