(MyNews4.com & KRNV) Reno, Nev. - Alert I.D.-- a free service designed to help keep your family safer at home, at work and at school through email alerts about criminal activity-- is combining forces with Amber Alert to help find abducted children.
Amber Alert posts notices on television, radio and casino marquees when a child is kidnapped, listing information about vehicle descriptions, the child and the kidnapper.
"But what if you're not in front of your television or listening to the radio?" said Keli Wilson, founder of Alert I.D. "Everyone has their cell phone with them..."
Under the new alliance, Alert I.D. will immediately receive information about abducted children and forward it on to subscribers of their free service. The expansion will increase the number of people notified by thousands, organizers say.
"This allows us to reach more people in Northern Nevada," said Bob Fisher, president of Nevada Amber Alert. "The majority of Amber Alert activations happen in Northern Nevada because of the close proximity of Interstate 80."
"These notifications will be sent out and will generate public response," said Stephanie Parker, executive director of Nevada Child Seekers.
Alert I.D. is a free program designed to inform people about what's happening in their neighborhoods. Residents can communicate with each other and with law enforcement officers about incidents, and can share information.