NY-ALERT: AMBER and Missing Child/Person Alerts

A Law Enforcement Agency with an inquiry about an AMBER Alert can contact the NYSP Special Victims Unit through the State Police 24/7 Communications Section at 518-457-6811.

The New York State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice Services have partnered with NY-ALERT to allow you to sign up to receive free AMBER Alerts and Missing Child/College Student Alerts - via e-mail, text message or fax - whenever one of these alerts is issued in New York State.

Once you establish a basic NY-ALERT account, you will have your own "My Alerts - Home" web page. On that page, you'll need to click the "Add Notification" icon, which will bring you to a page with an "AMBER and Missing Child/Person Alerts" icon.

Click "AMBER and Missing Child/Person Alerts" and you will be registered to receive Alerts for your primary location. You won't need to do anything more, unless you want to change the way you receive alerts or the locations you wish to be alerted about.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can subscribe to receive NY-Alert messages via phone by calling 1-888-697-6972 (Monday through Friday, between 8 AM and 4 PM).