Haley’s signature Monday created the “Blue Alert Program” within the State Law Enforcement Division.
The law directs SLED to create the guidelines for issuing a blue alert, and to enlist TV and radio broadcasters to help quickly disseminate information on a suspect. Information could also be displayed on electronic traffic signs. Supporters say the program will make it harder for suspects to escape and lead to a quick arrest.
Both the House and Senate passed the bill unanimously.
The Blue Alert could resemble South Carolina’s Amber Alert for missing children.