On Tuesday May 25, 2004 at 1:50 PM cst, KSAmber.Org will participate in the statewide test of the AMBER Alert System. This web site will change to show a test alert during this time and will return to normal operations upon completion of the test.
In 1996, nine-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The areas Association of Radio Managers with the region's law enforcement agencies, reacted by developing a program to promptly distribute information when a child is abducted. They called the program the AMBER Plan in memory of Amber.
Since then, local, regional, and statewide AMBER Plans have facilitated the recovery of dozens of children. Kansas Attorney General Carla J. Stovall established Kansas' AMBER Plan in September 2002, and today's Attorney General Paul Morrison continues to hope that the statewide alert system will deter potential abductors and quickly mobilize citizens to contact authorities with helpful information.