All-Points Bulletin Law and Legal Definition

All-points bulletin (APB) is a term related to police practice and procedures, which dates back to 1960. APB is a broadcast issued from one U.S. law enforcement agency to another. Such bulletins contain information about wanted criminals, wanted suspects, or any other person of interest to the law enforcement officers. APBs generally include information about dangerous or missing persons. All-points bulletin is also known as APB, BOLO, BOL, lookout, or ATL.