Original Article Link: WCHS Radio 58
Original Article Date: 04/27/2013
The event was put together by the Nitro Police Department and the Nitro Moose Lodge 565 and is part of an effort to further protect the children in the area.
Regional Manager for Moose International Jim Hale said the event was meant to allow parents the opportunity to have their kids information placed on a CD through the use of an I.D. Kit.
“The individual or child is placed in front of the camera. We take photographs, we take height, we take weight, we take fingerprints and voice so that all of that is on a CD and we give it to the parent,” said Hale.
That CD then could become a valuable tool if that child was ever to be abducted or come up missing.
“A child comes up missing and the police need a description, they would take that CD, they have computers in their cars now and they slip it in there,” said Hale. “They have the picture, they have the fingerprints, they have the weight, the height, the eye color, everything is right their available to them.”
Hale said the CD would speed up the process of looking for that individual.
It wasn’t the first identification clinic that was conducted and Hale said it won’t be the last either. He said they plan to have more events like this one in the future and also allow senior citizens to get an I.D. as well.
A discussion was also conducted following the clinic regarding Internet safety and how to keep kids safe from online predators.