The Burlington Police Department is a part of a statewide AMBER Plan program coordinated by the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children describes the AMBER Plan as "a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases."

Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS), formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System, to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor. This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.

The department complies with the National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990 mandating law enforcement's immediate response to reports of missing children and the prompt entry of descriptive information into the NCIC missing persons file. All missing reports are taken seriously and every effort is made to locate a missing child and avoid potential harm. We request you contact our department at (336) 229-3500 or Crimestopppers at (336) 229-7100 if you have any information on a missing or runaway child.

things to remember are:

If you have information relating to an AMBER Alert, contact law enforcement immediately.
  • Suspect description - height, weight, hair, facial hair, clothing
  • Description of suspect vehicle - make, model, color, year, license plate number
  • Direction of travel
  • Victim information

Contact us:


(336) 229-3500


(336) 229-7100
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