Children go missing every day. It’s unfortunate, but true. That’s why neighborhood police in Illinois and Texas are providing identification for children. Security professionals are saying that if parents take just a few moments to create IDs for their children, they can increase the safety of the children and the community as a whole.
In Baytown, Texas, professionals are hosting a free event specifically focused on child identification. According to The Vindicator, more than 2,000 children go missing every day, but the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital and the Baytown Police Department want to combine their efforts to make sure that children can be found.
Completed identification kits in Baytown would include child photo identification, a set of fingerprints and other identifying information for parents and children. Pete Munoz, the director of security for San Jacinto Methodist Hospital said that if parents take the time to get the proper identification for their children, it can make an impact on the community.
Baytown isn’t alone in their attempts to keep children safer either. Illinois State Police are teaming up with Illinois Tollway officials to provide identification and safety seats for children. At an upcoming event, they will also be taking photographs and fingerprints to ensure that children are properly identified.
According to WIFR, the partnership, called the Kids Identification and Safety Seat (KISS) will be hosting the free event, providing each family with three ID cards. The safety professionals will also help to install safety seats for children who are at least three years old.
Communities, like the ones in Illinois and Texas, recognize the importance of identification for children and all citizens, in order to keep everyone safe. If you’re looking for a new identification solution and are located near Sacramento or Oakland, give Capture Technologies a call for local service and support. We are dedicated to making your community a safer place.