Amber Alert—Done in 3 Minutes

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When I was Chief of Police in Fort Worth, the majority of agencies in Texas were telling me that it takes between 3 – 4 hours to get an Amber Alert approved and distributed. There was even a specific case after I retired when it took 7 – 8 hours because the “fax machine wasn’t working” at the police district.[1]

Let’s all agree that, as a profession, we need to advance technology and make this process more efficient.

I always ask Chiefs & Sheriffs this question: If this was your child, and they were abducted, how long do you want to wait for this information to be across ALL agencies in your state? THREE minutes, or 3 – 4 hours??

This was the driving force for creating Evertel’s most advanced feature. “Statewide Notifications” works to unite all of law enforcement—across the entire region, and even multiple states.

It’s a completely FREE service that lets our current user agencies connect with ANY agency, employee, and groups they need in America.

Evertel serves all first responders, public safety, emergency management, and city/county/state employees. But our engineers built this platform specifically for police. That’s why it also includes a fast and simple way to issue your BOLO/Missing Person Bulletins.

[1] “After Fort Worth kidnapping, changes to amber alert process coming”

The BOLO function gives agencies a streamlined template. Then you can send specific photo/video, vehicle, and suspect intelligence to as many agencies as needed.

ALL missing children, missing seniors (Silver Alerts), and potential kidnapping/trafficking calls for service need to be addressed ASAP. That’s how the “Statewide Notifications” feature can help. You can use the communications platform on any device. And then easily send Amber Alerts within THREE minutes.

The first step for getting this feature only takes 15 minutes. Then your agency will have the advanced, user-friendly technology this industry needs to communicate more effectively and save lives.

See Evertel in action!

Schedule a live demo and get answers to your specific questions. See how Evertel can drastically improve communication and collaboration in your agency.

Just email our team: Or feel free to reach out to me personally to get started!

Jeff Halstead (retired Chief of Police, Fort Worth PD)

Evertel Founder & President

Cell: (702) 544-0408

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