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Texas AMBER, Blue, Silver & Endangered
Missing Persons Alert Programs
2012 Texas Emergency Management Conference
SAM ALLEN
AMBER, Blue, Silver & Endangered Missing Persons
Alert Program Coordinator
Texas Division of Emergency Management
(512) 424-2208
[email protected]
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BRIEFING STRUCTURE
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Alert Options
Texas Regional Programs
AMBER Alert
Blue Alert
Silver Alert
Endangered Missing Persons Alert
State Network Operations
Training Program
LOCAL, REGIONAL & STATE
ALERT OPTIONS
Law Enforcement Agency
Issue the alert locally
(media outlets etc.).
Make a request to
issue the alert
through a regional
network
(if available).
Make a request to
issue the alert
through the DPS State
Network.
1 Lt. Martin Birkenfeld, Amarillo
2 Det. Lee Reed, Abilene Police Department,
Police Department, (806) 3783038, Cell (806) 654-4827,
[email protected]
(Blue & Silver Alert Available).
(325) 676-6645, Cell (325) 669-6613,
[email protected] (Blue & Silver Alert Available)
(CART Available).
3 Lt. Chuck Fleeger, College Station
4 Pete Baldwin, Travis CO Emergency
Police Department (979) 764-3600,
[email protected] Cell (979) 777-8382.
(CART Available).
Management, (512) 802-1472,
[email protected] (Blue & Silver Alert
Available).
Dallam
Sherman HansfordOchiltreeLipscomb
Hartley
Moore
Oldham
Potter
Deaf
Smith
Carson
Gray
6 Sheriff Dee Anderson, Tarrant County, (817)
Police Department, (361) 886-2671,
[email protected]
884-3098, [email protected]
(CART Available).
(432) 685-7593, [email protected]
Department, (915) 564-7010, Cell (915)
494-7403, [email protected],
24/7 (915) 832-4400.
(Blue/Silver/Endangered Alert Available).
Childress
Hardeman
Bailey
Lamb
Hale
Cochran Hockley Lubbock
1
1
Yoakum Terry
Lynn
Floyd
Motley Cottle
CrosbyDickens
King
Foard
Wilbarger
Knox Baylor
Wichita
3
Archer
Clay
Montague
Cooke
1
2
1
Lamar
Grayson Fannin
Delta
2
Garza
Young
Kent Stonewall Haskell
Throckmorton
Jack
Wise
3
Denton
Collin
Hunt Hopkins
Red
River
Titus
2
Bowie
Morris
8 Tasa Watts (PIO), City of Midland,
Hall
Franklin
7 Sgt. Karen Kozak, El Paso Police
Wheeler
RandallArmstrongDonley Collingsworth
Parmer Castro Swisher Briscoe
5 Lt. Isaac Valencia, Corpus Christi
TEXAS REGIONAL AMBER
ALERT PROGRAMS
Roberts Hemphill
Hutchinson
Cass
Camp
Rains
8
12 Rockwall
Marion
Wood
Parker
Scurry
Shackelford
Palo
1
Upshur
Tarrant Dallas
Fisher Jones
Gaines
Dawson Borden
1
Stephens Pinto
2
Kaufman Van
3
1
Harrison
Zandt
1
Gregg
1
1
Hood Johnson
1
Smith
Ellis
Andrews
Martin Howard Mitchell Nolan Taylor CallahanEastland
1
2
ErathSomervell
Henderson
1
Panola
1
Rusk
Navarro 2
Hill
1 Glasscock
Coleman
Comanche
Beth Alberts, Houston Regional AMBER Plan,
Bosque
Cherokee
Coke
1
Loving Winkler Ector Midland
Sterling
Brown
Shelby
Runnels
El
1 Anderson
2
(713) 409-2720, [email protected] Pager (713)
5
Freestone
Paso
Hamilton
Nacogdoches
McLennan Limestone
San
Augustine
Mills
Ward
787-7466. (CART Available).
Hudspeth
Culberson
1
Crane
Tom
Houston
Upton Reagan
Coryell
1
Green Concho
Leon
Angelina
Sabine
Irion
1
Falls
Reeves
1
2
1
McCulloch San
Lampasas
2
Trinity
Saba
Bell
Jasper
Robertson Madison
Newton
Schleicher Menard
David Ostmo, KABB/KRRT, (210) 377-4734,
Pecos
1
Polk
Milam
Tyler
1 Burnet
Jeff
Walker 1
Mason Llano
1
Williamson
Brazos
Crockett
[email protected]
San
Davis
1
2
Burleson Grimes 1 Jacinto
Sutton
Kimble
1
1
Hardin
Blanco
Montgomery
Travis
Lee
Gillespie
1
1
Terrell
2 Washington
2
Orange
Liberty
Bastrop
Lt. Eddie Garcia, Lubbock Sheriffs Office, (806) 775-1785,
Hays
Kerr
Presidio
Waller 2
Edwards
Val
Kendall
Austin
Jefferson
Harris
[email protected] Cell (806) 548-6575. (Blue & Silver Alert
Real
Verde
Brewster
Caldwell Fayette
Comal
Chambers 4
8
Bandera
Colorado
Available).
1
1 Guadalupe 1
Fort Bend
Gonzales
Bexar
Galveston
Lavaca
Kinney Uvalde
Medina
6
7
Det. Sheila Barton, Beaumont Police Department (409)
Wilson
Wharton
Brazoria
6
3
DeWitt
4
1
880-3854, Cell (409) 658-2402, [email protected]
Jackson Matagorda
Frio Atascosa Karnes
Zavala
Maverick
1
Victoria
Goliad
Calhoun
Melissa Russell, Deep East Texas Regional
Sgt. J.R. Price, Waco Police Department, (254) 7501
Dimmit La Salle
Bee Refugio
McMullen Live
AMBER
Plan,
Cell
(936)
615-7773,
7610, [email protected] (Blue & Silver Alert Available).
Aransas
Oak
[email protected]
1 San
Patricio
Jim 2
Webb
Nueces
Duval Wells
2
Capt. Eric Russell, Wichita Falls Police
Sarah Somers, Grayson County, 24/7 (903) 818-7694,
Shaded
Operational
Kleberg
9
10
11
12
13
16
14
17
[email protected]
Department, (940) 761-7730, (940) 720-5058, Cell
(940) 613-7481, [email protected] (Blue and
Silver Alert Available).
15 Capt. Shawn Vaughn, Texarkana Police Department,
(903) 798-3173 or, [email protected] Cell (903) 277-5063.
Zapata
Jim
Hogg
Starr
Brooks
1
Hidalgo
20
Kenedy
Willacy
1
Cameron
5
As of 3/2012
REGIONAL PROGRAMS
HISTORY
• Existed before the State Network was created.
• Involves multiple cities/counties.
• Managed locally by a “coordinating agency”.
• Independent of the State Network.
• Criteria and operations could differ.
TX DPS WEBSITE AT WWW.TXDPS.STATE.TX.US
TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WEBSITE
TEXAS MISSING
NCIC DATA
Missing Entries for 1 Year (2011), in Texas:
46,808 = <17 yrs.
BLUE ALERT PROGRAM (HISTORY)
IMPLEMENTED AUGUST 2008
The Blue Alert Program enables the rapid statewide distribution
of information related to offenders, who flee after killing or
seriously injuring federal, state or local, law enforcement
officers in the line of duty.
OFFICERS KILLED
TEXAS UCR 2010 REPORT
4 Peace Officers Killed
Feloniously, in Texas for Year
2011.
SILVER ALERT PROGRAM (HISTORY)
IMPLEMENTED SEPTEMBER 2007
In response to legislation enacted September 1,
2007, the Texas Department of Public Safety
implemented the Silver Alert Network, designed to
advise the public of missing senior citizens with
documented mental impairments.
MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION
SILVER ALERT STATE NETWORK
On physician’s letterhead, indicating the impaired
mental condition, date of diagnosis, patient’s name,
with physician’s signature.
Documentation can be faxed with the Silver Alert
Request Form to the State Operations Center,
Texas Division of Emergency Management.
MEDICAL RELEASE
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Texas Code of Criminal Procedures
Art. 63.007. Release of Medical Records
TEXAS MISSING
NCIC DATA
Missing Entries for 1 Year (2011), in Texas:
972 = >65 yrs.
ENDANGERED MISSING
PERSONS PROGRAM (HISTORY)
IMPLEMENTED SEPTEMBER 2011
In response to legislation enacted September 1, 2011, the
Texas Department of Public Safety implemented the
Endangered Missing Persons Network, designed to advise
the public of missing persons with Intellectual
Disabilities.
AMBER ALERT LEGISLATION
Sec. 411.359. SYSTEM NAME. The director by rule may
assign a name other than the America’s Missing: Broadcast
Emergency Response (AMBER) to the alert system when the
system is activated regarding a missing person with an
intellectual disability.
Sec. 411.355. ACTIVATION……….(a) the person has an
intellectual disability, as determined according to the procedure
provided by Section 593.005. Health and Safety Code.
TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
Sec. 593.005. DETERMINATION OF MENTAL
RETARDATION (a) A physician or psychologist licensed to
practice in this state or certified by the department shall perform
the determination of mental retardation……………
Note: The “department” is considered the Texas Department of
Aging and Disability Services and/or Texas Department of State
Health Services (formerly known as the Texas Department of
Mental Health and Mental Retardation).
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Documentation shall be considered a diagnosis from a
physician or psychologist licensed to practice within
Texas, or certified by the Texas Department of Aging and
Disability Services and/or Texas State Health Services.
Upon requesting activation of the state’s Endangered Missing
Persons Alert network, law enforcement must fax
documentation to the State Operations Center (SOC) at DPS,
supporting the missing person’s intellectual disability.
STATE
NETWORK
OPERATIONS
REQUEST PROCESS
Requesting Law
Enforcement Agency
Texas Department of
Public Safety
Headquarters in
Austin, TX
REQUEST PROCEDURES
1. Only law enforcement can request activation.
2. Fax the Request Form to the State Operations Center
(SOC).
3. Contact the SOC to verify fax receipt.
4. Email applicable photos to the SOC.
5. Ensure entry of appropriate NCIC/TCIC records.
AMBER ALERTS ONLY
WWW.WIRELESSAMBERALERTS.ORG
BEYONDMISSING.COM
AMBER ALERTS ONLY
ACTIVATION AREA
• Activation area is based
upon investigative
information and could
change during the alert.
• Activation is not always
“statewide”.
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TRAINING PROGRAM
1. ONLINE (Not yet available)
2. CLASSROOM

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