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Amber Alert Plan

Amber Alert Plan

The Bridgewater Police Department is requesting all of the residents of Bridgewater to follow the simple procedure below to register for FREE text messages on their cell phones for active Amber Alerts.

The AMBER Alert Program, named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor. This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of the child.

The first three hours after a child is abducted are the most critical to recovery efforts. Wireless AMBER Alerts™, an initiative of NCMEC and the wireless industry, have the potential to reach more than 242 million wireless subscribers with information to help bring abducted children home quickly and safely.

Wireless subscribers capable of receiving text messages and those whose providers participate in the initiative can sign up to receive free text message alerts in one of three easy ways:

  1. Text AMBER followed by a space and five-digit ZIP code to AMBER (26237) (available for most eligible wireless subscribers); 

  2. Visit; or

  3. Register on your carrier’s Web site.

These subscribers become the eyes and ears of law enforcement when a child has been abducted.

To date, AMBER Alerts have helped to safely recover more than 360 children. Join those who have already signed up for Wireless AMBER Alerts™ and help bring an abducted child home safely.


Zip Codes for the Somerset County Area which you will need to register:

Bridgewater 08807

Martinsville 08836

Bedminster 07921

Bernardsville 07924

Bernards Township 08234

Bound Brook 08805

Branchburg 08876

Far Hills 07931

Franklin (Somerset) 08873

Gladstone 07934

Green Brook 08812

Hillsborough 08844

Manville 08835

Millstone 08844

Montgomery 08558

North Plainfield 07060

Peapack 07977

Raritan 08869

Rocky Hill 08553

Somerville 08876

South Bound Brook 08880

Warren 07059

Watchung 07060

For a full list of zip codes in New Jersey CLICK HERE

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