Operate, maintain & improve the National Blue Alert System that enables communication between law enforcement, transportation & news/social/wireless medias.
Work to bring support to the families of fallen officers. The unexpected loss of life & loss of everyday function puts a strain on these families.
Work Nationally to bring Body Armor, Body Cameras, Squad Car Cameras & more to the law enforcement agencies that are not able to obtain this critical safety equipment.
Since we are a All Volunteer Non-Profit, we only need 20% of Donations for Expenses like, Office Space, Phones, Web Site and Marketing Materials. The other 80% Goes to Programs such as, Direct to Family support, Building or Re-Building Memorials, K9 Bulletproof Vests, Bite Suits for Training, Honor Chairs, Memorial Bracelets to Families of the Fallen.
Founded May 2008
We are Now in 34 States
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- We are proud members of the Veteran Business Project. The Blue Alert Foundation was Founded and Operated by an 100% Service-Connected Disabled Veteran that served in the United States Army, Military Police (31B) and Communications Specialist (31Z) (SDVOSB). Join us in showing your support for our armed forces by proudly supporting the causes they believe in by this United States military veteran!
The Blue Alert Foundation
, Inc., has developed the BLUE ALERT system to help Law Enforcement the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers. We are working with different organizations to get the word out Nationwide.
Based upon the success of the Amber and Silver Alerts and using the same notification system, Concerns of Police Survivors is asking law enforcement officers, agencies, and survivors to help put the “Blue Alert” into effect nationwide. As you may know, the Amber Alert is in effect for missing children and the Silver Alert is for missing senior citizens. These alerts function in many states across the nation. The Blue Alert will provide the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers. Below are the states that currently have the Blue Alert and the date implemented: 34 States as of June 19, 2019
1. Florida - May 5, 2008 (Formally Known as "LEO ALERT")
2. Texas - August 18, 2008
3. Alabama - April 16, 2010
4. Maryland - June 25, 2010
5. Georgia - July 1, 2010
6. Delaware - January 1, 2011
7. California - January 1, 2011
8. Virginia - July 1, 2011
9. Mississippi - July 1, 2011
10. Tennessee - July 1, 2011
11. Utah - October 17, 2011
12. Colorado – January 1, 2012
13. South Carolina - February 28, 2012
14. Washington State - March 15, 2012
15. Ohio - June 1, 2012
16. Kentucky - July 12, 2012
17. Indiana - July 1, 2013
18. Connecticut - October 1, 2013
19. Illinois -January 1, 2014
20. Arizona - July 2014
21. Kansas - July 2014
22. North Dakota - March 25, 2015
23. Maine - April 16, 2015
24. Minnesota - Aug 1, 2015
25. Michigan - Oct 3, 2015
26. Oklahoma - Oct. 25, 2016
27. Rhode Island - 2016
28. North Carolina - July 11, 2016
29. Montana - 2017
30. Missouri - July 6, 2017
31. South Dakota - Jan. 4, 2018
32. West Virginia - May 14, 2019
33. Idaho - July 1, 2019
34. Vermont - July 2019 (TBD)
States Working on getting a Blue Alert Bill Passed
New York is Considering a Blue Alert System - (A2278) & (S2108)
New Jersey - Considering a Blue Alert System
(Update: NJ Assembly Bill (A2674) is moving Forward as of 5/12/16)
Massachusetts is Considering a Blue Alert System
Iowa - Considering a Blue Alert System
Pennsylvania is Considering a Blue Alert System
Arkansas - Working on getting Blue Alert in their State
Nebraska - Working on getting Blue Alert in their State
The Blue Alert would be a cooperative effort between State Departments of Public Safety, State Departments of Transportation, the Governors’ Divisions of Emergency Management, broadcasters, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Using media broadcasts and Department of Transportation messaging signs, each Blue Alert would cover the state with information identifying a detailed description of the offender, the offender’s vehicle, and license plate information which will inevitably hinder the violators ability to flee the state and facilitate a speedy capture, helping eliminate the threat they would pose on other communities and law enforcement personnel.
State and Federal Blue Alert Criteria
BLUE ALERT.—The term “Blue Alert” means information sent through the network relating to
(A) the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty;
(B) an officer who is missing in connection with the officer’s official duties; or
(C) an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer.
The investigating law enforcement agency must determine that the offender poses a serious risk or threat to the public and other law enforcement personnel.
A detailed description of the offender’s vehicle, vehicle tag, or partial tag must be available for broadcast to the public.
( Only if (A) is used in the Blue Alert )
The investigating law enforcement agency of jurisdiction must recommend activation of the Blue Alert to the State Operations Center (Governors’ Divisions of Emergency Management).