On September 5th, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Srpska officially joined AMBER Alert Europe. The Republic of Srpska, also known as the Serb Republic, is part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Republic is home to 1,2 million people.

“We are proud to introduce the Republic of Sprska as the newest member of AMBER Alert Europe,” says Frank Hoen, founder of AMBER Alert Europe. “We look forward to working with the Ministry and with the Republic’s law enforcement experts towards our mission to reach zero missing children in Europe.”

With the Republic of Sprska joining, AMBER Alert Europe now has 29 members in 21 countries.

Strengthening the Police Expert Network

In addition to becoming a member, the Republic of Srpska’s Crime Police Directorate has joined AMBER Alert Europe’s Police Expert Network on Missing Children, which aims to bring together law enforcement experts in the field of missing children. The Network now includes over 50 professionals from 18 different countries.

“The Republic of Srpska’s police experts will bring a unique set of competences and experiences to the Network, which can greatly benefit the search for missing children in Europe”, according to Hoen.