State Police announce special child ID program - WNEM TV 5

State Police announce special child ID program

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FREELAND, MI (WNEM) -

The Michigan State Police has announce the new State Police EZ Child ID program in the Tri-City area. 

The EZ Child ID card program is a comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system where troopers capture all the vital information required by the Amber Alert system and then a child ID card and child ID CD are produced.

The information included is all ten fingerprints, four digital photographs of the child and a digital video with voice. The parent not only receives a printed Child ID card and the child ID kit form, but they also get a CD with all the information on it.

No information is saved or maintained by the Michigan State Police, all information is turned over to the parent who will retain their child's information.

The MSP will offer this service and host three events at the State Police Post in at 2402 Salzburg Road in Freeland on Saturday, Jan. 11, Friday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

According to the MSP, every day, approximately 2,000 children are reported missing. Every year 200,000 children are taken by family members and 58,000 children are victims of non-family abductions.

The MSP said the key to recovering these children is quick action by parents and law enforcement. A statistic by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children states that "the first 2 hours after a child is abducted are the most critical."

Any additional questions can be directed to Trooper Liz Hunt, Community Service Trooper at 989-495-5553. 

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