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AMBER Alert Malta is the nationwide alert system for endangered missing children and child abduction cases.

Launched in 2017

AMBER Alert Malta was officially launched on January 10th, 2017, by the Minister of Home Affairs and National Security, Carmelo Abela, and the Malta Police Force. AMBER Alert Malta is the result of a cooperation between the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security in Malta, the Malta Police Force and AMBER Alert Europe, the European Child Rescue Alert and Police Network on Missing Children.

AMBER Alerts & endangered missing children

AMBER Alert Malta enables the Malta Police Force to quickly inform citizens when the police fear the life of an abducted or missing child is in imminent danger. In addition to AMBER Alerts, parts of the system will be used to find endangered missing children. A missing child is considered endangered when there is an immediate and significant risk of harm but the case does not reach the criteria for an AMBER Alert.

AMBER Alert Europe

AMBER Alert Europe is a Dutch foundation, founded in 2013 by police- and government agencies from several EU Member States.

Better protection

AMBER Alert Europe’s goal is to improve the protection of endangered missing children in Europe. AMBER Alert Europe connects law enforcement with citizens in the search for endangered missing children. The organisation provides police training, encourages cross-border police cooperation and facilitates AMBER Alert systems for European Member States.

Strong support

AMBER Alert Europe is supported by missing persons’ specialists, NGOs, police- and government agencies and more than 465 Members of the European Parliament. The organisation has 23 members (NGOs, ministries and police) in 16countries.

If you should have technical questions about the AMBER Alert system, and they are not answered in the FAQ, you can email your questions to

Police General Headquarters

Community and Media Relations Unit
Floriana, Malta
Phone: +356 2294 2667/8