Online Technology Can Assist Police Find Abducted Children
ORILLIA, ON, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The dissemination of time-sensitive information is critical when a child is believed to have been abducted. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as the Provincial Coordinator of the Ontario AMBER Alert Program is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Missing Children's Society of Canada (MCSC).
The Society will provide police with one more means to broadcast an Amber Alert for child abduction cases through the use of an "app" that can be downloaded to a hand held electronic device. This "app" platform has been developed by Poynt for MCSC to enable them to reach more people faster. Now this technology will be adapted by the Ontario AMBER Alert Program to push Amber Alert notifications to the public who have subscribed to use this free service.
Friday May 25, 2012 is National Missing Children's Day and more information about this new online tool will be available at a media event in Toronto to announce the Missing Children's Society of Canada partnership as an Amber Alert broadcaster.
Interviews will be available following the event.
|Date:||Friday May 25, 2012|
|Location:||Grey Canada 46 Spadina Ave. Suite 500, Toronto|
For more information go to http://www.mcsc.ca/
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For further information:
Sgt. Steve Montpetit
Provincial Amber Alert Coordinator
Phone: (705) 794-7065