Government Technology

California Highway Patrol, Lottery Strike Amber Alert Partnership


March 11, 2003 By

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gray Davis launched a new partnership between the California Lottery and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to allow Amber Alerts to be transmitted to the nearly 20,000 convenience stores, supermarkets, and other locations where lottery tickets are sold.

"This new partnership will allow us to add thousands of Californians to a search party at the push of a button," said Gov. Davis, in a statement.

Under the new program, the CHP will relay Amber Alert information to the California Lottery. The Lottery will instantly post messages on 2,800 terminals, scrolling electronic (LED readouts), 5,600 "Hot Spot" monitors (TV screens) and on printed material at nearly 20,000 lottery ticket outlets throughout the state.

Gov. Davis implemented the statewide Amber Alert system on July 24, 2002 to better coordinate the dozens of state and local law enforcement efforts to prevent and find abducted children.

Since its inception, Davis' office said the Amber Alert system has been activated 21 times, and all 24 children involved in these cases have been rescued or found safe.


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Public Safety 2019
Motorola conducted an industry survey on the latest trends in public safety communications. The results provide an outlook of what technology is in store for your agency in the next five years. Download the results to gain this valuable insight.
Improving Emergency Response with Digital Communications
Saginaw County, Mich., increases interoperability, communication and collaboration with a digital voice and data network, as well as modern computer-aided dispatch.
Reduce Talk Time in Your Support Center by 40%
As the amount of information available to citizens and employees grows each year, so do customer expectations for efficient service. Contextual Knowledge makes information easy to find, dropping resolution times and skyrocketing satisfaction.
View All

Featured Papers