Georgia's Public Alert System
Welcome to Georgia's Public Alert System coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. This 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.
Citizens, state agencies and media organizations are also encouraged to subscribe to the GBI Public Alert System RSS feed for automated alert bulletins. This service enables Georgian’s to subscribe to an automated notification feed using RSS technology. For more information on RSS please visit georgia.gov RSS Feeds.