The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will test the MN Blue Alert Plan by initiating a live test of the BLU event code on the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 1:10 p.m. today (Thursday 8/15).
What is a Blue Alert?
For a Blue Alert activation to occur, the following criteria must be met:
A law enforcement officer must have been killed or seriously wounded by an offender(s) or is missing while in the line of duty under circumstances evidencing concern for the officer’s safety.
The investigating agency must determine that the offender(s) poses a serious risk to the public or other officers and dissemination of available information to the public may help avert further harm or assist in apprehending the offender.
A detailed description of the offender’s vehicle or other means of escape, including at least a partial license plate number, must be available to provide to the public.
For more information on the MN Blue Alerts Plan, click here.
Or go to the US Department of Justice National Blue Alert Network
Minnesota Broadcasters are the first in the nation to test the BLU event code.