JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There are criteria needed before an Amber Alert can be issued in the state of Florida. Only law enforcement officials can request an Amber Alert to be activated. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says to activate an alert the following must be met:
The child must be under 18 years of age.
- There must be a clear indication of an abduction.
- The law enforcement agency's preliminary investigation must conclude that the child's life is in danger.
- There must be a detailed description of child, abductor and/or vehicle to broadcast to the public.
- The activation must be recommended by the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction.
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