Bank North Amber Alert Sign-Up Kit

Thank you for your interest in the AMBER Alert Program.  The AMBER Alert Program, named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.  Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor.  This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies.  The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of the child.

President Bush authorized the national AMBER Alert program as part of the PROTECT Act signed in 2003.  This formally established the federal government’s role in the AMBER Alert program, appointing the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the agency responsible for coordinating AMBER Alerts on the national level.  DOJ has officially partnered with the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children, authorizing them as the agent that coordinates and disseminates AMBER Alerts to secondary distributors. 

Bank North’s AMBER Alert Initiative:

Bank North has begun a new initiative to encourage all Wisconsin Banks to sign-up to receive Amber Alerts; and then to communicate the alerts on their electronic signs to the public.   In conjunction with Cellcom, we are also encouraging all Cellcom customers to sign-up for this free service.

To sign-up, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Wireless AMBER Alert picture below.
  • This will take you directly to the Cellcom Wireless AMBER Alert information page.
  • Click on the Wireless AMBER Alert graphic and follow the simple instructions!
  • Businesses please click here, to sign up for Amber Alert. A form will be emailed to you to begin the sign up process for AMBER Alert.

Cellcom Wireless AMBER Alerts

Related Resources:
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/
http://amberalertwisconsin.org/
http://wimissingpersons.doj.wi.gov/