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'Operation Safe Child' ID Program Set for July 24

Get children fingerprinted and have info stored if they go missing.

Nassau lawmakers are asking parents to bring their children in for an "Operation Safe Child" identification program.

From 3-6 p.m. on July 24, Uniondale Public Library will host the child ID program.

Parents who bring their children will receive a free, wallet-sized ID card with their child's name, date of birth, age, gender, height, weigh, hair color, eye color, and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The cards are printed in less than two minutes.

Parents will have the option of storing fingerprints, information, and photos in the New York State DCJS.

“Statistics show that 34% of parents in the United States don’t know their child’s exact height, weight and eye color,” said Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-.  “When a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary.  Possessing up-to-date photos and important information about one’s child are important proactive measures a parent can take to assist law enforcement should a child disappear.”

For more information on the program, call Sen. Hannon's Community Office at 516-739-1700 or email hannon@nysenate.gov.

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