The Nebraska State Patrol has developed a new way for the public to receive information on Endangered Missing Advisories. Those alerts are now available through text messaging.
“When we launched the EMA system several months ago, we had thousands of people sign up to receive alerts via email directly from NSP,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “But we also heard from citizens that many would prefer text message alerts instead. Thanks to the creative work of our Information Technology team, that is now possible.”
The EMA announcements from the Nebraska State Patrol are available to anyone with a cell phone. They will be issued on a regional basis and citizens can select to receive alerts from specific areas.
Captain Jeromy McCoy is the Patrol's Amber Alert - EMA Coordinator and says the public can make a difference in locating a vulnerable missing person. This new system will help spread those alerts faster and to more people.
The EMA system started in January and they have issued 13 alerts.
“We’d like to thank the public and media for their enthusiastic support of this program,” said Colonel Bolduc. “The general public has already been critical in multiple cases by locating the endangered missing person.”
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