Georgia has four Public Alert systems for use by law enforcement. This system is an investigative tool that can be activated by local law enforcement agencies through a request to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They include:
Levi’s Call: Georgia’s Amber Alert. The program is designed to get the word out to the public via radio and television within minutes of a confirmed abduction. Its goal is simple: Locate a child and an abductor expeditiously before any harm comes to the child.
Mattie’s Call is an emergency missing alert for disabled or elderly persons. The alert is an investigative tool that can only be activated by a local law enforcement agency.
Kimberly’s Call is an emergency alert issued by local law enforcement when violent criminals are at large and may be of serious threat to the public.
Blue Alert is an emergency alert issued by local law enforcement to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers and to aid in the location of missing law enforcement officers.
Nationwide Alert Systems
The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child. For more information, visit www.amberalert.gov.
A Child is Missing
A Child Is Missing is a non-profit organization that is devoted to assisting law enforcement in the search and early safe recovery efforts of children / the elderly (often with Alzheimer’s) / disabled persons and college students via a rapid-response neighborhood alert program utilizing high-tech telephony systems. For more information, visitwww.achildismissing.com