Amber Alert Gets Ready to Go High-Tech with Introduction of Biometrics

Advanced facial imaging technology tested at W.Va. schools would allow Amber Alerts to distribute images of the missing children


AmberView is a different tool, using a database that is accessible only by the designated state Amber Alert coordinator. Chico says it's being developed with input from law enforcement and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Spagnoli, of CodeAmber.org, says the advantages of a database seem to outweigh any fears.

``Would I do it with my kid?'' she says. ``Yes, I would.''