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.
In January 2019, Kevin was diagnosed with Dementia. Since being diagnosed, his memory has deteriorated significantly. The only time he is allowed to drive is when his wife is with him, and every time they are out, he forgets where they are driving to and where they are at.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:17pm
Silver Alert canceled for Mr. Hutchins. He has returned home safely.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:17am
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Charles Dearstine is 85 yrs old, 5’4” tall, 160 lbs, with grey hair, and blue eyes. Charles was last seen in Palmdale, Ca on Friday (2/15) at 7:30 PM.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:10pm
Antonio Martinez was last seen at approximately 1800 hours today in the 1700 block of S. 9th Avenue in Yuma, AZ. Mr. Martinez was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and a grey flannel vest. He does suffer from dementia.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:43pm
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