For FOX 31's Facebook story of the day, people wanted to know what are the qualifications that would warrant a Levi's Call.
Levi's Call is an investigative tool that can be activated only by local law enforcement agencies through a request to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation according to information on their website.
Law enforcement agencies that request a call to be put out must meet the "alert criteria" which include:
- There has to be reasonable belief that an abduction has occurred.
- Law enforcement officials must believe that a missing child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
- Levi's Call can only be sent out for children 17 years old or younger.
- Enough descriptive information exists about the victim and the abductor for law enforcement to issue a Levi's Call.
- The child's name and other critical data elements have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system.
Once the GBI confirms that all requirements are met and the use of an alert is justified, officials then activate an alert bulletin.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency transmits the bulletin to broadcasters who run the alert at least twice the first hour and once every hour for three hours.
The GBI says that Levi's Calls will not be activated for runaways or non-custodial abductions where no danger exists to the child.