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.
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
On 1/22/2019 at 1700 hours, Glen Guttu left his residence at in Tonopah in a 1998 Red 4-Door Cadillac bearing Arizona license plate W/C JBG26 heading to the Buckeye/Goodyear area. Glen suffers from Dementia.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:57am
Mr. Bergdahl was reported missing by his wife. He left a note for his wife stating he was going to exercise across the street. The note was found on 01-19-19 at approximately 2:00 PM. His wife reported him missing around 6:36 PM. Bergdahl suffers from dementia.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 4:06am
Silver Alert for Thomas Donnelly has been cancelled.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:18am
Oro Valley, Arizona (January 11, 2019) – The Oro Valley Police Department is asking the public’s assis
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:27am