Amber Alert Gets Help from Smart911

Contributor: Lance Vaught
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/13 4:48 pm
January 13 is Amber Alert Awareness Day, as it marks the 18th anniversary of the kidnapping of Amber Hagerman, who was found murdered.

Smart911 helps cut down the time it would normally take to send information about a missing child, by letting people create a free online Safety Profile with any information they want responders to have in case of an emergency.

When a call is made to 911, the Safety Profile appears to dispatch, allowing them to send the appropriate response teams to the right location with accurate information.

If a family with a Safety Profile dials 911 in one of Kentucky's areas with the Smart911 service, their child's photo and description will be available immediately and can be forwarded to officers in the field, launching a search in seconds or minutes, rather than hours.

The Smart911 service is currently available in Frankfort and Lawrenceburg, as well as Fayette, Jessamine, Muhlenberg, and Daviess Counties.
Share
Most Popular
Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide
The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
More than 30 teens escape from detention center
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville, Tenn. youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
Former High School Football Coach Charged with Sodomy, Sexual Abuse
According to deputies in Pulaski County, a former high school football coach has been arrested on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.
Police: Shots Fired Near Lexington School
Lexington Police said shots were fired Monday afternoon near Lafayette High School. Although school had been out for the Labor Day holiday, youth football tournament was being held at Lafayette. Video Video
Lexington PD: Argument Between Neighbors Results in Gunfire
An argument between neighbors escalated to at least one shot being fired Monday afternoon, according to Lexington Police. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.