The Bridgewater Police Department is requesting all of the residents of Bridgewater to follow the simple procedure below to register for FREE text messages on their cell phones for active Amber Alerts.
The AMBER Alert Program, named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor. This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of the child.
The first three hours after a child is abducted are the most critical to recovery efforts. Wireless AMBER Alerts™, an initiative of NCMEC and the wireless industry, have the potential to reach more than 242 million wireless subscribers with information to help bring abducted children home quickly and safely.
Wireless subscribers capable of receiving text messages and those whose providers participate in the initiative can sign up to receive free text message alerts in one of three easy ways:
Text AMBER followed by a space and five-digit ZIP code to AMBER (26237) (available for most eligible wireless subscribers);
Visit www.wirelessamberalerts.org; or
Register on your carrier’s Web site.
These subscribers become the eyes and ears of law enforcement when a child has been abducted.
To date, AMBER Alerts have helped to safely recover more than 360 children. Join those who have already signed up for Wireless AMBER Alerts™ and help bring an abducted child home safely.
Zip Codes for the Somerset County Area which you will need to register:
Bernards Township 08234
Bound Brook 08805
Far Hills 07931
Franklin (Somerset) 08873
Green Brook 08812
North Plainfield 07060
Rocky Hill 08553
South Bound Brook 08880
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