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Oct 7, 2013 5:58 PM by MELISSA CANONE

State Police: Government Shutdown on AMBER Alerts Clarification

Despite the weekend shutdown of the Department of Justice webpage www.amberalert.gov, the activation of AMBER Alerts in Louisiana was not impacted. The Louisiana AMBER Alert plan is based on local and statewide partnerships and is independent from the federal government. The www.amberalert.gov page has since been reactivated and is primarily an informational site regarding statistics, reports and overviews of individual plans.

While the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a non-profit organization, does receive some funding from the federal government, it will also continue to supplement state and local plans via their AMBER Alert Secondary Distribution Program to major corporations, transportation companies, internet search engines, etc.

For more information on the Louisiana AMBER Alert plan, please visit http://lsp.org/amber.html.

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