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AMBER Alert’s New Virtual Training Option:
Live, Instructor-Led and Interactive!

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in real-time, interactive training even when travel and in-person events are not an option. We now offer live, virtual training, led by subject matter experts and designed to engage you just as you would in the classroom.

Via web camera and microphone on your PC or laptop, you’ll discuss important topics and case study information with other participants, ask questions of the instructor to deepen your understanding and application of the subject, and offer feedback via polls and other collaborative exercises.

Virtual breakout rooms create opportunities for small group work, and the virtual classroom platform chat, resource downloads and whiteboard sharing to ensure you get all that you need from the experience. In some classes, pre- and post-course knowledge checks will help you assess your understanding and readiness to apply it to your work.

Testimonial 1

"I was skeptical, but I actually enjoyed the Zoom style training better than the in‐person training sessions that I have been to. It seemed that people were more involved in the discussion and it was definitely more efficient than having to commute to a particular training location!"

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise (CATE) |
Virtual Training | January 2021

California Highway Patrol
Testimonial 2

"Fast‐paced and very engaging; I can easily get distracted during online training and this was not the case. Just a great class, and is helping me think about our own response."

Community Response to High Risk Missing & Sex Trafficking Victims | Virtual Training | January 2021

California Highway Patrol
Testimonial 3

"The collaborations made it feel like a real classroom. We are not solitary investigators and always work best as a team, so I liked being able to learn then bounce ideas off of each other."

"I really liked going through the different case studies. These helped me to realize in a more personal way how I can utilize the techniques from this training during my cases."

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When responding to Missing Children Incidents | February 2021

California Highway Patrol
Testimonial 4

"I loved how we were able to interact. This is the first of this kind of training I've been to and it kept me active and motivated."

"I can't believe these courses are offered for free. This training was very professionally put together and the most engaging web‐based course I have taken. I appreciated the quality and variety of instructors and the depth of knowledge they provided."

Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When responding to Missing Children Incidents | Virtual Training | February 2021

California Highway Patrol
Testimonial 5

"From this training, I have gained practical knowledge, not just reviewing guidelines. As a shift supervisor, I can share this experience with officers during lineup discussions."

"I have attended this training in person and virtually and I actually thought the virtual was more efficient and effective. Probably the best virtual training format I have ever attended. Well done!"

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise VILT |Virtual Training | February 2021

California Highway Patrol
Testimonial 5

"All the input from the other agencies/persons and the different methods and resources that are available was really helpful."

"I enjoyed the engagement aspect. The change in scenarios kept us on our toes and the time limits for the breakout sessions made one think quickly."

Child Abduction Tabletop Exercise VILT |Virtual Training | February 2021

California Highway Patrol



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As of January 2021


The mission of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) is to safely recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation, and other partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation. The AMBER Advocate website and secure AMBER Alert Partners Portal work to support this mission by promoting awareness of and access to training and resources for AMBER Alert partners as they work across their states and communities to    educate, train and inspire around the protection of children and effective response to endangered missing and abducted children.

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