Georgia's Public Alert System

Georgia's Public Alert System is an investigative tool that can be activated by local law enforcement agencies through a request to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Once the Alert Bulletin is complete, the GBI requests activation through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). GEMA transmits the bulletin to broadcasters. GEMA, in cooperation with law enforcement, determines whether the alert should be broadcast statewide or regionally. Broadcasters are requested to run the alert at least twice the first hour and once every hour for the next three hours.

You can also subscribe to the GBI Public Alert System RSS feed for automated alert bulletins. This service enables you to subscribe to an automated notification feed using RSS technology.

Georgia's Public Alert System is a partnership between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Sheriffs' Association, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the Governor's Office.