January 2002 : Representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provide model policy/procedures for dealing with missing/abducted children and provide training for first responders.

Spring 2002 : Model policy approved and adopted by law enforcement agencies throughout Brazos County.

Summer 2002 : String of high profile child abductions/murders bring national attention to issue of missing/abducted children.

September 2002 : Gov Perry creates statewide Amber Alert Network administered through Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management.

Fall/Winter 2002 : Representatives of 20 different law enforcement agencies throughout 7 county region of the Brazos Valley meet to prepare localized plan to supplement state Amber Alert Network.