Blue Alert

by Christa Lollis

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A new alert system has been launched that will help law enforcement across the state of Texas catch criminals.

The program is called Blue Alert. It sends notifications out through media and TXDOT's message systems when an officer has been injured or killed by a suspect. It will send any information known about that subject through those media's.

In order for the Blue Alert to be activated an officer has to be seriously injured or killed. Officers have to determine the suspect poses serious risk to the public and there has to be a detailed description of the suspect or the vehicle they fled in.