The New York State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice Services have partnered with NY-ALERT to allow you to sign up to receive free AMBER Alerts and Missing Child/College Student Alerts – via e-mail, text message or fax – whenever one of these alerts is issued in New York State.
- If you already have a NY-Alert account, simply add AMBER Alert and Missing Child/Person Alerts to your profile
- If you do not have an account with NY-ALERT, you need to establish one before you can subscribe to AMBER and Missing Child/Person Alerts. You may want to take a minute to review the step-by-step guide so you know what to expect once you start the online registration process. It is not complicated, but there are multiple steps to the process. When you are ready, Sign up for NY-ALERTS NOW
Once you establish a basic NY-ALERT account, you will have your own “My Alerts – Home” web page. On that page, you’ll need to click the “Add Notification” icon, which will bring you to a page with an “AMBER and Missing Child/Person Alerts” icon.
Click “AMBER and Missing Child/Person Alerts” and you will be registered to receive Alerts for your primary location. You won’t need to do anything more, unless you want to change the way you receive alerts or the locations you wish to be alerted about.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can subscribe to receive NY-Alert messages via phone by calling 1-888-697-6972 (Monday through Friday, between 8 AM and 4 PM).