The Executive Director of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association believes the newly passed Amber Alert will work, despite criticisms of it during the recent alleged abduction of three children in a small town in south-central Missouri. Sheldon Lineback of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association says while the larger cities in the state have resources of their own to put out an Amber Alert, small towns can rely on the state’s system. Last week, the marshall in Dixon said he did not know he was supposed to issue an alert when three children were taken from their mother. And, he said he did not even know how to issue the alert. Lineback believes the problem came just because the law is new. He does admit, however, issuing an alert is still optional for law enforcement officials.