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[r68] Blue Alert program enacted to address public safety
Start Date: 4/8/2013 All Day
End Date: 4/8/2013
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STATEHOUSE – Legislation creating the Blue Alert program was signed by Governor Mike Pence into law this week. Co-authored by State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1151 will go into effect on July 1, 2013.

The Blue Alert program will operate similar to Amber Alerts, for missing children, and Silver Alerts, for missing or endangered adults. Operated by the Indiana State Police Department, the program will notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed, seriously injured or missing in the line of duty.

“Knowledge is one of the best devices that law enforcement personnel can use to keep them from walking into a potentially harmful situation, and the Blue Alert program provides another tool in the toolbox to ensure their safety,” said Rep. McMillin.

Additionally, the public will be alerted to any suspect posing an imminent threat to a community. This program will provide an extra layer of protection for law enforcement officers as well as the general public.

“Any situation that requires this alert system to activate is potentially dangerous for Hoosiers and our law enforcement personnel, and since safety is our primary concern, this program increases the layer of protection for both of them,” said Rep. McMillin.

Visit www.in.gov/legislative for more information regarding HEA 1151.

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Contact Information:
Name: Ben Gavelek
Phone: 317-234-9290
Email: bgavelek@iga.in.gov
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