Hollywood Police Department Receives In-Car Printer Unit Donated by The AMBER Ready Foundation

June 25, 2009

Hollywood Police Chief Chadwick E. Wagner and Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober Accept Printer Unit that Will Help Reduce Time it Takes to Begin Search for a Missing Child

ROCKAWAY, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ — Law enforcement and elected officials gathered today at the Hollywood Police Department where the AMBER Ready Foundation donated an in-car printer unit to the police department. Hollywood Police Chief Chadwick E. Wagner accepted the printer unit on behalf of the department and Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober was in attendance on behalf of the city. Kai Patterson, AMBER Ready CEO and creator of the new AMBER Ready software program presented the donated printer unit to the Hollywood Police Department on behalf of the AMBER Ready Foundation.

The donated printer unit will help reduce the time it takes to begin the search for a missing child. The printer unit will be installed in patrol cars and will allow law enforcement officials to quickly print posters of a missing child or a wanted fugitive.

“When it comes to a missing child, every moment counts. This printer unit will allow our officers to focus on the search and reduce the chances of a tragic outcome,” said Hollywood Police Chief Chadwick E. Wagner. “These printers are an invaluable resource to our officers and to the community we work to protect.”

Used with the new AMBER Ready program, law enforcement will have the tools to reduce the time needed to put a missing child on alert. The AMBER Ready program helps parents prepare but also prevent the unthinkable. The program allows parents to store and lock their children’s vital information and photograph in their wireless phone. In the event a child should ever go missing, law enforcement can utilize the AMBER Ready Program through their parent’s wireless phone to transmit the child’s information and photo to other agencies and local patrol vehicles and issue a missing child alert.

“Many parents, myself included, need a plan in place should a child go missing. Instead of feeling helpless, the AMBER Ready program prepares parents for the unthinkable, and allows them to take action and work with local authorities to find their child,” stated Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. “Time is of the essence, and these printers provide additional resources to our community.”

It is estimated that up to 1.3 million children go missing each year. When a violent crime is tied to an abduction, 99% of violent crimes occur within the first four hours that the child is missing. This is a serious problem and the AMBER Ready program drastically reduces the time needed to activate an AMBER Alert, greatly increasing the chances of a successful recovery of the child.

“Our goal is to send a clear message to anyone who would abduct a child,” said Patterson. “The combination of parents who are AMBER Ready and better equipped law enforcement agencies will significantly reduce the time it takes to search for and find missing and abducted children.”

“Posters are a highly effective means of helping to find abducted or runaway kids,” Patterson continued. “When people recognize a child and notify the law enforcement agencies listed on that poster, vital and potentially life-saving leads are generated about the child’s whereabouts.”

AMBER Ready is in Ft. Lauderdale to participate in the National PTA Convention where PTA members will be able to enroll their children in the AMBER Ready program. AMBER Ready will also have a booth and address attendees at the PTA Family Expo scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Lockhart Stadium.

About AMBER Ready, Inc.

AMBER Ready, Inc. has pioneered the nation’s first wireless program enabling parents to securely store their child’s identity information within their wireless phone and providing the technology platform for police to disseminate an alert from a parents’ wireless phone immediately upon a child being abducted or found to be missing. Through the wireless transmission of stored photographs and descriptive data by police as a Be-On-the-Look-Out (BOLO) or as an official AMBER Alert, the AMBER Ready Program is expected to dramatically reduce the average time between determining a child is missing and the commencement of a meaningful search by local law enforcement, thus significantly improving the odds for rapid recovery. In anticipation of pursuing a public listing in the future, the Company has engaged the firm of John Thomas Financial as its investment banking firm. For more information, please visit www.AMBERReady.com.


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