Call 911 immediately if your child is missing or abducted.

Contact local law enforcement via 911 if your child is missing or abducted. Local law enforcement agencies must begin the AMBER Alert process.

Local law enforcement agencies will respond and gather facts about the incident. They will also request a photo of the child and of the abductor if they are known to the reporting family.

Department of Justice guided criteria have been enacted to focus AMBER Alerts on critical events. Those criteria are:

  • There has been a child abduction;
  • The abducted child is 17 years of age or younger or an individual with a mental or physical disability;
  • There is reason to believe the victim is in imminent danger, serious bodily injury or death;
  • There is sufficient information to disseminate to the general public, which could assist in the safe recovery of the victim and/‌or the apprehension of a suspect.

If the circumstances fit the criteria, local law enforcement will contact the KBI to begin the AMBER Alert process.


This site is for informational purposes only. If you have any information concerning a case posted here, please contact your local law enforcement or dial 1-800-KS-CRIME.