OPP looking for alert truckers

TORONTO — The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is hoping the help of truckers will improve the odds of finding missing children.

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging truck companies to keep their fleets and operators informed of AMBER Alerts as truckers spend a significant amount of time on the road, something the OPP see as a great asset to finding missing children quickly.

“Even if one child enjoys a safe return home due to the watchful eyes of the trucking community, the small effort is more than worthwhile,” says a recent release from the OPP.

The AMBER Alert system is a program that informs media and drivers within a short time of the OPP learning of a kidnapping. Details of the abduction, including description of the missing child, and information about the vehicle and possible abductor information, are broadcast on electronic message boards along Canada’s major highways.

For more information, please contact OPP Coordinator Steve Montpetit at (705) 329-7679.

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