ALEA to Observe National Missing Children’s Day on May 25

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MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is proud to announce its
observance of National Missing Children’s Day on Saturday, May 25. On this significant day,
ALEA’s Fusion Center (AFC) will join the City of Montgomery and other local organizations for
a Family Fun Day aimed at raising awareness and fostering community involvement in the vital
mission of finding Alabama’s missing persons.

Taking place at the Union Station Train Shed in downtown Montgomery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.,
the Family Fun Day will feature a variety of engaging activities designed to educate families
about child safety and the resources available for locating missing children, as well as missing
adults. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with ALEA’s Fusion Center and various
local vendors committed to child safety and locating Alabama’s missing. The free event is the
brainchild of the Riley Relief Foundation which was founded after Ms. Pam Riley Boldin’s
daughter, Laquanta Riley, went missing in 2004.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor emphasized the importance of community participation in this
initiative, stating, “National Missing Children’s Day is a poignant reminder of the ongoing
efforts to reunite missing children, as well as missing adults, with their families. By engaging the
community through events like Montgomery’s Family Fun Day, we not only raise awareness but
also strengthen the network of support needed to bring loved ones home.”

AFC Director Jay Moseley agreed, saying, “We are honored to join the City of Montgomery to
share more about the Fusion Center’s mission and its resources. Our collective efforts to ensure
the safety and well-being of our children are paramount, and this event represents a critical step
in that ongoing commitment.”

The Alabama Fusion Center, a unit within ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), is
responsible for issuing AMBER Alerts, Emergency Missing Child Alerts, Blue Alerts and
Missing and Endangered Person Alerts throughout the state. The Alabama Center for Missing
and Exploited Children is organizationally structured within the AFC and serves as a liaison
between citizens, private organizations, and law enforcement officials regarding missing and
exploited children and adults.

On May 25, 2021, ALEA launched a new state-of-the-art system known as CodeRED to issue
missing person alerts which quickly deliver essential information to citizens throughout
Alabama. Citizens can enroll in the CodeRED system HERE, or by texting “ALalerts” to 99411 from any mobile device. Citizens will then receive an immediate response containing the
Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) link for the state.

Director Moseley added, “We are extremely grateful for all of our partners who assist in sharing
Alabama’s missing person alerts such as the Alabama Broadcaster’s Association and also to the
citizens who remain vigilant and report tips or information to law enforcement. The public’s
assistance is crucial in missing person cases when time is of the essence.”

In January 2024, an AMBER Alert was issued for two children who were inside a vehicle that
was stolen in south Alabama. Shortly after they went missing, ALEA issued the AMBER Alert
on behalf of the local police department, along with an Emergency Alert System (EAS) and a
Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) activation. After the alert was issued, a good Samaritan
recognized the vehicle description and contacted the police to report they had seen the vehicle
abandoned on the side of the road. The police investigated the tip and located the children, who
thankfully were unharmed.

“Each year on Missing Children’s Day, we aim to highlight the Fusion Center’s hard work and
CodeRED, which is a valuable resource for all communities across the state. We encourage all
citizens to consider enrolling in CodeRED if you have not already done so to help and make sure
every missing person case turns into a success story,” said Secretary Taylor.

Learn more about CodeRED and the Alabama Fusion center at


Media Release/Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

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