The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced they have expanded its recently upgraded Missouri AMBER Alert System to include Blue Alerts. A Blue Alert provides law enforcement with an early warning of threats against police officers and aids in the apprehension of suspects who have killed or seriously injured an officer. Blue alerts will include photos and descriptions of any suspects and vehicles if available. LT. Collin Stosberg explains what classifies a Blue Alert.

Missouri’s improved notification system streamlined the process to get alerts to the public faster. The new system includes wireless emergency alerts, automated social media alerts, and a public website, moalerts.mo.gov, which provides up-to-the-minute information on AMBER Alerts and Blue Alerts active in Missouri at any time. Anyone interested may subscribe to Mo-Alerts by going to moalerts.mo.gov