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SEATTLE -- The Washington State Patrol issued an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old girl believed in danger. Amber's body was found four days later.The Washington State Statewide Amber Plan is the result of a cooperative effort between the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, Washington State Association of Broadcasters, Washington State Emergency Management Division, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Attorney General's Office, and the Washington State Patrol, among many others.As of January 1, 2013, AMBER Alerts™ will now be automatically sent through the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program to millions of cell phone users. The AMBER Alert was issued after the kids' mother and father took off with them.
In addition, the activating law enforcement agency will be responsible for ensuring the cancellation process is followed at the appropriate time.In each incidence where the Washington State Statewide Amber Plan is activated, a formal post-alert review will occur and the use of the plan will be evaluated for appropriateness.The Washington State Attorney General's Office HITS Unit (Homicide Information and Tracking System) "1-800-345-2793 or (206) 464-6286" may be contacted to disseminate electronic bulletins, including photographs, to law enforcement investigators and agencies statewide.The Washington Military Department offers both state and federal job opportunities. According to a 1997 study, 74 percent of the children who are abducted and later found murdered were killed within the first three hours after being taken.Amber's death drew the community together and "hoping to prevent a similar tragedy" they contacted local radio stations and asked that information about abducted children be broadcast immediately. The committee should meet every six months, and it is further recommended its members include a representative from WASPC (at least one representative from the Sheriff's Association and one from the Police Chief's Association), Washington State Patrol, Emergency Management Division, Department of Transportation, and the Washington State Association of Broadcasters.The supervisory officer will complete the Amber Alert Information Form and forward it to the WSP Communications Center in his/her area. A 4-year-old girl was found and a suspect is in custody Wednesday night after police issued an Amber Alert in Virginia. The local law enforcement agency initiating the alert request must also call and notify the WSP Communications Center in their area that the alert request form has been faxed.As additional information presents itself, including photographs, the local law enforcement agency will disseminate the pertinent information to participating television and radio stations through their standard public information process. The activating law enforcement agency will be responsible for the initial information and continually updating that information for broadcast. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. The abducted child must be under 18 years of age and in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. From this community effort, the criteria and cooperation necessary for the Amber Plan was instituted.WSP Communications will notify the EMD to send a cancellation message and the DOT to discontinue the reader board alerts. All rights reserved.

Media outlets will receive the cancellation message through the EAS system as well as through the activating law enforcement agency.Based on criteria from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and best practices developed by other states that have implemented this plan, the following process will be adhered to when a law enforcement agency requests statewide activation of the Washington State Statewide Amber Plan. 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.Upon closure of the child abduction case, immediately notify the WSP Communications Center to cancel the alert.The local law enforcement agency will compile the initial information and determine if the incident meets the criteria for a local Amber Alert and/or a statewide alert.