The Arkansas State Police serves as the coordinating law enforcement agency in Arkansas to alert the public of missing or abducted children. Known as the Morgan Nick Amber Alert System, the Arkansas State Police was one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to model a statewide notification system based on the local Amber Alerts used in many large U.S. cities.
The Arkansas alert system is named in honor of Morgan Nick, a six-year-old girl, who was abducted on June 9th, 1995 while she played at an Alma, Arkansas baseball field. Although Morgan has not been located, from the search for this child grew a spirit of dedication from state and community leaders, law enforcement agencies across the state and Colleen Nick, Morgan's mother, to insure Arkansas parents and law enforcement have a means to quickly spread the word when a child is abducted. Relying on the cooperation of the Arkansas radio and television broadcasting industry, the Arkansas State Police has the technical means to interrupt local programming and alert the public of a child's disappearance. A copy of the state's Amber Alert policy can be obtained below in Adobe PDF format.
Morgan Nick Amber Alert Field Operations Manual (Adobe PDF Format)