In order to provide the best possible chance for the safe recovery of abducted children and the apprehension of child abduction suspects, the State of Arizona has adopted the AMBER Alert System.


The White Mountain Apache Police Department is an active participant in the Amber Alert System. AMBER Alert – America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response Alert, is a statewide program designed to facilitate immediate emergency responses to child abduction cases by alerting all Arizona State & Federal law enforcement agencies, the Arizona Department of Transportation and media outlets.


Why "Amber"


In 1996, 9-year old Amber Hagerman disappeared from her Arlington, Texas neighborhood while riding her bicycle. A neighbor was able to give some details of the car involved, but no system was in place to get that information to local residents quickly. Tragically, Amber's body was found four days later.


Hoping to prevent such tragedy from happening again, outraged area residents suggested that the media relay kidnapping information the same way severe weather warnings are issued by using emergency system broadcasts across numerous media outlets. Thus, the "Amber Alert Plan" was born.


How do I receive AMBER Alerts?

When signing up for AMBER Alerts you will receive geographically targeted information to help identify an abducted child, a suspected abductor or a vehicle suspected to be involved in an abduction.

Just 25 minutes out of your day could help protect a child. Show your dedication to children by pledging to take 25 minutes to talk to them about safety. Visit to get the conversation started!

Amber Alert

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5 East Sycamore Street         Whiteriver, Arizona  85941         Phone (928) 338-4942        FAX (928) 338-4565

Department Partnerships

WMAT Dept. of Corrections    928-338-1120

WMAT Prosecution Unit          928-338-2254  

WMA DPS Rangers                928-369-7067

WMAT Social Services            928-338-4164

WMAT Tribal Court                 928-338-4720

WMAT EMS                            928-338-3095

WMAT Fire & Rescue             928-338-4311

Cibecue Fire Station              928-332-2401

WMA Housing Security           928-338-1181

BIA Law Enforcement             928-338-5355 

DPS - Highway Patrol             928-537-5545      


San Carlos Police Department                 928-475-2311

San Carlos Dept of Corrections               928-475-4060

Show Low Police Department                   928-537-5091

Pinetop Police Department                       928-368-8800

Navajo County Sheriff's Office                  928-536-7460

BIA Forestry                                             928-338-5429

Pinetop Fire Department                          928-367-2199

Show Low Fire Department                      928-537-5100

Apache County Sheriffs Office                 928-337-4321

Native Air - Show Low                               909-915-2303


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Background photo by Elmer Lamson