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[s46] Sen. Grooms Sponsors Legislation to Create Blue Alert Program, Help Law Enforcement Locate Criminals
Start Date: 3/14/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/14/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2013) — Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) to notify the public when a law enforcement officer is killed, seriously injured or missing in the line of duty unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs today.

House Bill 1151 would establish a Blue Alert program similar to Indiana’s AMBER alert for missing children and Silver Alert for missing senior citizens. Blue Alert would inform the public when law enforcement officials are reported missing, dead or injured and when the suspected criminal is at-large.

“This is an important initiative to help locate dangerous criminals who commit crimes against law enforcement officers,” Grooms said. “The Blue Alert program will provide police with one more tool to help keep our communities safe.”

Grooms said Indiana’s Blue Alert program would join those in 15 other states – including Ohio and Kentucky. In these states, the Blue Alert program has helped locate more than 50 fugitives who have committed crimes against law enforcement.

HB 1151 passed out of committee today by a vote of 9-0 and now moves to the full Senate for further consideration.

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Contact Information:
Name: Molly Johnson
Phone: 317-234-9133
Email: mjohnson@iga.in.gov
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