UPDATE: QUEENSLAND has become the first state to launch an official Amber Alert system to help find children feared abducted.
Commissioner Ian Stewart and Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller launched the new alert system just after 1.30pm Monday.
The system allows police concerned about missing kids to issue public alerts if they suspect a child has been abducted or is in danger.
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“While Amber Alerts will only be activated in extreme cases, the policy change enables officers to initiate an alert if a child is missing in suspicious circumstances rather than the alert being reserved purely for cases where there is evidence of an abduction,” Commissioner Ian Stewart said.
EARLIER: A rebranded and modified Child Abduction Alert system for Queensland is due to be implemented today.
Commissioner Ian Stewart and Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller will launch the new alert system just after 1.30pm Monday.
The modified Child Abduction Alert is an Australian first.