LSP on amber alerts: 'We will do everything that we can'
POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 6:49pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — With the recent amber alerts all over the country, some parents may be wondering what happens here in Louisiana if a child were abducted.
Louisiana State Police oversees any amber alert that's issued and said that the state has a 100 percent success rate when it comes to finding abducted children - the most recent being out of Shreveport in 2008.
Officers say this is something they take very seriously and continue to learn from other cases that happen nationwide.
"Since we brought the amber alert system in 2002, we’ve been spearheading saving the children. We will do everything that we can,” stated Sgt. J.B. Slaton with the LSP. “That three-hour window after a child is abducted is the most crucial. We need to get the info out to the public - get it out to everyone that we can reach."
State police also encourage all Louisiana residents to like and add the ‘Louisiana Amber Alert’ page on Facebook to help be a part of the conversation if an amber alert were to be issued.