ORILLIA, ON, May 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Advancements to the AMBER Alert system will now include a more accurate French translation service and allow previewing text-to-speech messages before being broadcasted.
At an AMBER Alert conference in Orillia yesterday, AMBER Alert partners, stakeholders and police agency representatives showed their support of the AMBER Alert program.
OPP A/Sgt. Pierre Gautier (OPP AMBER Alert coordinator), Paul Temple (Pelmorex), Doug Bingley (Central Ontario Broadcasting), Kathleen Griffin (Ontario Media Relations Officers Network) and Peter Armoogam (Ministry of Transportation) all participated in a panel discussion regarding details of the AMBER Alert program and ongoing updates including French translation services, text-to-voice services, emerging technology and potential future partners.
The participants of the conference and panel discussion showed passion and commitment to the success of Ontario's AMBER Alert program.
"It was such a pleasure to see the support of the AMBER Alert program partners and stakeholders," says OPP Inspector Robyn MacEachern. "In addition to the support of our partners, it is important to remind the public that their participation is essential to the success of an AMBER Alert. Any information that can be provided to police may help to recover an abducted child."
About AMBER Alert
The Ontario AMBER Alert is a warning system that quickly alerts the public of abducted children who are in danger. The program was established in 2003 as a voluntary, cooperative plan between radio/television stations, the Ministry of Community and Correctional Services, Ministry of Transportation and Ontario Law Enforcement Agencies.
For more information visit www.opp.ca and search AMBER Alert
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information: A/Sgt Pierre Gautier, AMBER Alert Coordinator, Phone: (705)-795-0032