The Minister of Interior, Aleksandar Vulin, and the President of the Amber Alert Europe Foundation, Frank Hoen, signed yesterday in Belgrade a Memorandum of Understanding, which will provide significant help to the police in locating missing children.
“The safety of each of our citizens is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Interior, especially the safety of our children. In today’s world full of challenges where you can never be sure that you have done everything to protect our youngest and dearest, the Amber Alert initiative is valuable and important,” said the Minister of Interior.
The Minister also said that he is grateful to Amber Alert for the opportunity to learn from each other, through various training sessions, to recognize best practices and to use the experience of other police forces and organizations to improve Serbia’s capabilities when it comes to searching for missing children.
According to Vulin, there is nothing more tragic than the disappearance of a child, and when that happens, you pray to the state, to society, to God to get the child back home soon. “This is another way of telling those we love the most that they are safe and whatever happens, they know that there is this tool, mechanism, opportunity to reunite them with their families, where they are safe and loved,” he added.
An Amber Alert or a child abduction emergency alert is a message distributed by a child abduction alert system to ask the public for help in finding abducted children. The system originated in the United States, and is named after nine-year-old girl Amber Rene Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered in 1996.
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