OPP: Stop Calling 911 to Complain About AMBER Alerts

Posted: 2019-07-11 14:51:26 By: hbr

911 is not the place to complain about AMBER Alerts. That’s the message from the OPP, who say that they have again been receiving calls complaining about the alert, after this morning’s alarm. In a news release, police reminded everyone that utilizing the AMBER Alert system is not a lightly-made decision. In 2019, there have been 5 alerts activated, and as a result, 4 directly helped the safe return of several children, and led to the arrest of one suspect. They say that they recognize the inconvenience an alert may cause, but won’t apologize for using all of the tools they have to find a missing child.