How is an AMBER Alert issued?

The law enforcement agency investigating a case of an abducted child contacts the Michigan State Police, supplying information on the case and requesting an AMBER Alert. If the request meets the AMBER Alert activation criteria, the Michigan State Police will issue an AMBER Alert to radio and television stations via the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The AMBER Alert interrupts broadcasting to supply information about the abducted child. A Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will also be issued to alert mobile devices in a desired geographic region about the AMBER Alert.