The AMBER Alert Plan is a voluntary, cooperative program between law-enforcement agencies and local broadcasters to send an emergency alert to the public when a child has been abducted and it is believed that the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death. Under the AMBER Plan, area radio and television stations interrupt programming to broadcast information about the missing child using the Emergency Alert System. Descriptions of the missing child and any information on the person they may be with will be released to radio and television stations, as well as the Iowa Department of Transportation, who will put that information on electronic road signs.
If a child is missing or has been abducted, you should call 9.1.1 immediately. The police will ask you many questions and send out the Amber Alert, if they believe it will help.