Child ID Kits To Be Distributed

From the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office

Nationally, over half a million children go missing each year. The first twenty-four hours following a child’s disappearance can make all the difference in the world. With this in mind, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and others have come together to provide free child ID kits for Louisiana elementary school students.

As part of this concerted effort, Sheriff Glen Edwards and the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office will begin distributing this gift of safety to local schools the week of January 23rd.

Upon receipt, each school is asked to distribute these kits to all Kindergarten through fifth grade students. This is an In-Home fingerprint kit which is to be stored at Home.

Each kit includes an inkless fingerprinting system, a DNA collection tool, and areas to document your child’s physical description and identifying marks, as well as sections to list phone numbers for chosen medical professionals and to place a current photograph. None of this is designed to be stored within any sort of database. Instead, this is for parents to keep privately within their homes, only to provide to law enforcement should the unthinkable occur – when every second counts.

Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this free tool designed to help keep our children safe!

Sponsors: Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, Ochsner Health, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, American Electric Power and the Louisiana Department of Education.

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