Best practice: Cross border Child Alert Poland- Germany

On 15 April 2015, the Polish Police issued a Child Alert for a 10 year old girl from Szczecin, Poland, close to the German border. The Polish Police closely cooperated with the German Police, who have found the girl safe and well in Germany.


Spreading information across borders

The Polish Police had strong indications that the child had crossed the German border. In close cooperation with the German authorities and the NGO Initiative Vermisste Kinder, the Polish Child Alert was also spread in Germany. Via social media and large screens at railway stations German citizens were asked to be on the lookout for the missing child. Additionally, the alert was also disseminated by AMBER Alert Europe, AMBER Alert Netherlands and  AMBER Alert Slovakia.

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