The Massachusetts State Police has joined together with the following organizations to establish a voluntary, cooperative program, that will send an emergency alert to the public when a child has been abducted and it is believed that the child's life is in serious danger of bodily harm or death:

Area radio and television stations will interrupt regular scheduled programming to broadcast information of an Alert. Cable systems and lottery machines will run a "crawl" across respective screens, and buses and subways will transmit information via ticker boards. This will take place every 30 minutes for the first 4 hours unless the Alert is terminated. The AMBER Alert Plan provides law enforcement with another tool to help recover abducted children, quickly apprehend the suspect and serve as a deterrent in future child abduction cases.