INDIANAPOLIS - The Amber Alert is a system that Indiana authorities use to help find missing children believed to be in danger.
The system is an effort between police and Indiana radio and television stations. All participating stations break programming to broadcast the alert and any additional information about the child or suspects.
The system, in place for more than a decade, was triggered Wednesday night for 6-week-old Delano Wilson, making it the first statewide Amber Alert in 2014.
Only Indiana State Police can approve a statewide Amber Alert. Since 2003, ISP has received 122 requests but has only issued 37 actual alerts.
In that time period, 45 kids were found.
The last statewide alert was in September 2013 when a Hamilton County mom involved in a custody battle was accused of abducting her daughter. Both the mother and child were found in Kentucky.