What should you do during an AMBER alert?

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.
  • Note Alert details and be observant
  • Immediately call police or 911 with any information that may help to locate the child.
  • Provide specific details such as: the exact location and time of the sighting; descriptions of the child(ren), accomplice(s) and automobile(s); and direction of travel.
  • Do not take action which could endanger your safety or escalate danger to the abducted child.

Non-emergency inquiries regarding the NYS AMBER Program may be directed to the NYSP Special Victims Unit, by e-mail or phone: (518) 464-7133, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.