The Danbury Rotary Club sponsored by Metroguard, Inc., a Security Service company from Fairfield, Ct. will hold an Amber Alert ID Session on Sunday March 25, 2012 at the KidsFest Event, Wilton High School from 10-4.
What is the AMBER Alert Safe Child ID Project?
It is a voluntary program for all children under the age of 18. Parents/Guardians of participating children receive a wallet sized, plastic card with a picture of the child, a unique AMBER ID number and only minimal, yet essential information needed to identify the child. This information is stored in a secure data base. This card can be presented to law enforcement in the event a child is abducted. The information can be transmitted to law enforcement and to the public via Television, Radio and Traffic Signs. This assists law enforcement by providing additional eyes of the public to look for the vehicle and occupants listed in the alert.
The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters partnered with local law enforcement to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER, stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The AMBER Alert System was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. In May 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law a national AMBER Alert Program.