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 3/21/2018 Hortencia Hines left her home while her daughter was out shopping and has not returned. Hines suffers from dementia, diabetes, and takes insulin daily. Hines is overdue for a shot.
Last seen wearing non specified pajamas but unknown if she changed clothing.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:36pm
Pima County Sheriff's Department is currently searching for a vulnerable missing adult: Philip Grimes, 87, male. He was last seen wearing: Gray Sweatpants, gray sweatshirt, tan shoes and a blue jacket near 7349 North Casablanca Drive on Monday morning.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1:48am
Harold Beatty was located on 03/08/2018 at 1621 hours. Harold is in good health.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
Maureen Georgou was last seen around 2000 hours on 03/04/18 when she checked in to the Best Western after flying in from Minnesota. When family went to go check on her, she was not in her room and all her belongings were there except the keys to her rental car and the vehicle is missing too.
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:38pm
The Surprise Police are currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Paul Siniscal, who was last seen in the 16800 block of west Statler Drive at around 8:00 pm last night (February 17th). According to family members, Mr.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 8:40pm