AmberVision is a highly sophisticated system that is aimed at getting missing children back to their families. It is a system that brings technology, law enforcement, media and the general public together for an abducted child's safe return.
Through the current AMBER Alert systems and proprietary software, AmberVision gets the word out on a missing child within a few precious minutes and gives law enforcement additional tools to recognize a child who has been abducted.
Nearly 800,000 children are reported missing every year. This amounts to 2,000 every day, or a missing child every 40 seconds. To protect West Virginia children from becoming part of these statistics, the West Virginia Department of Education has issued a new directive.
Since 2010, West Virginia public schoolchildren have been enrolled in AmberVision. In the event that a student is reported missing, this information will be used to assist in his or her recovery. Children can be registered for AmberVision at no cost to their family or school.
AmberVision is a highly secure system and can only be accessed by law enforcement in the event that a child is reported missing. Parents also will be able to access their children's AmberVision profile. To ensure that the system remains secure, parents will be able to obtain a user ID and PIN number. With this information, parents can access their children's profile online and update and change information as necessary.