An upgraded system designed to reduce the time it takes for Amber Alerts to reach the media and the public has been introduced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the highway patrol, says that the new system includes wireless emergency and automated social media alerts and the public website…www.moalerts.mo.gov. The new system directly utilizes FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System which, according to the colonel, eliminates the step of the information first being sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children before distribution…thus, getting the info out into the public quicker. Each alert sent over the system will include pictures and descriptions of the child and suspect, if available. The system has been fully tested and is currently up-and-running.