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Hilliard Police Debut New Child Safety Tool – Fingerprinting

Posted June 30, 2017 in Police by Andrea Litchfield

Imagine being on vacation out of state. You look up and your child has gone missing. What steps do you take during this time of panic?

The Hilliard Division of Police is now offering a safety tool for parents to be prepared if the unexpected should happen.

Keep your child’s fingerprints at your fingertips!

The new EZ Child ID kit includes vital information required to find a child — 10 fingerprints and photos, as well as the child’s name, age, height and weight — all linked to a free app on your mobile device. Those without the app may receive a disc with the information.

Information on the app can be emailed to police directly from your mobile device, saving precious time in the event of an emergency.

All information gathered is handed back over to the parents, meaning police do not keep fingerprints and other data on record. Registration takes about 10 minutes.

The kit was purchased through a generous grant from the Hilliard Community Foundation and Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS).

The program is available for parents working or living within the City of Hilliard or Hilliard City School District. The agency is located at 5171 Northwest Parkway.

Watch 10TV’s story on this program here:http://www.10tv.com/article/police-using-new-mobile-app-help-locate-missing-children

To learn how to register your child, contact Public Relations Specialist Andrea Litchfield at alitchfield@hilliardohio.gov or 614-334-2351.