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October 18, 2016

10/19/16 - AMBER ALERT EXERCISE

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

10/19/16 - AMBER ALERT EXERCISE

  

On Wednesday, October 19th between 1pm and 3pm, an exercise of the Vermont Amber Alert System will be conducted by the Department of Public Safety.  This exercise will test various components of Vermont’s Amber Alert system. The VT-Alert system will send out thousands of messages to subscribers, VTRANS message boards will be populated and VT Lottery will activate their system to message their signs and tickets. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be utilized sending test messages to TV and radio stations. As in the past, the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will not be utilized. 

 

Please note during this exercise, phone alerts will only occur for those who have signed up for VT-ALERT. Anyone who wishes to receive Amber Alerts in the future, including the latest up-to-date information at the time of the alert, can register to for a free account at https://users.vtalert.gov

 

For further questions about the exercise, please contact:

 

Vermont State Police Lieutenant Kevin Lane

Director of the Vermont Intelligence Center

Kevin.Lane@Vermont.gov

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277

802-279-4554

Scott.Waterman@vermont.gov