DOWNERS GROVE, IL ? The Illinois AMBER Alert Task Force today welcomed Alert GPS as a partner of its AMBER Alert notification system. For over a decade the Illinois AMBER Alert Task Force has worked to create new partnerships and strengthen its capabilities. With this in mind, the Task Force is pleased to announce the addition of Alert GPS? enhanced notification platform.
Alert GPS provides the alerting technology that allows the Illinois State Police to distribute the notification message in a much quicker and more efficient manner. This free technology is utilized by other state AMBER Alert systems and can easily be shared across state lines.
The Illinois AMBER Alert Task Force is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, the Press Association, the Illinois Tollway, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Lottery, and the National Weather Service to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child abduction cases. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.