The California Highway Patrol is observing AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Monday in an effort to recognize the programs successes.
The AMBER Alert system has been activated 216 times in California, which led to the rescue of 254 children, according to CHP records
“The public has been essential to the success of California’s AMBER Alert system,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Working together with law enforcement, broadcasters, and other government agencies has proven successful in saving the lives of hundreds of children in California for more than a decade.”
It was most recently used to find a kidnapped chid in Antioch, California. A Target employee is credited with helping capture the man who took that seven-year-old girl.
The AMBER Alert system was first implemented in California in July 2002.
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