March 11, 2003 By Government Technology
"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.