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HPD to offer EZ Child ID this fall and winter at library

Child being finger printed at EZ Child ID event

Parents wishing to register their children for the Hilliard Division of Police’s EZ Child ID fingerprinting tool will have several opportunities this fall and winter.

Beginning in October, registration sessions will be held on a monthly basis at the Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, located at 4500 Hickory Chase Way.

EZ Child ID kit is a safety tool for parents to be prepared if the unexpected should happen. The kit includes vital information required to find a child — 10 fingerprints, photos, and information such 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. 

“This service allows parents to keep their child’s fingerprints at their fingertips,” said Chief of Police Robert Fisher. “We’re excited to continue to offer this tool to families this fall and winter.”

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

All information gathered is handed back over to the parents. Police do not keep fingerprints or 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). 

Volunteers from the Hilliard Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will help with registration sessions.

Upcoming registration session are:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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