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Sugar Land Police Department
News Release
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Child IDs Can Save Precious Time When Searching for Missing Children

Sugar Land, Texas – Sugar Land police have planned a Child ID event for kids between the ages of 2-14 on June 21-23, from 9-11 a.m., at the Sugar Land Police Department, 1200 State Highway 6.

Complete with the child’s name, picture, thumb print and parent's contact information, the IDs are meant to be ready for the worst case scenario.  Child identification cards, when kept current, can be a valuable tool in assisting law enforcement officers in locating a missing child more quickly because all of the child's vital information and photo is immediately available.

“If your child is missing, answering a series of questions about their physical appearance requires valuable time that could be better utilized to find your child,” said Officer Lauren Stockholm, of SLPD’s Crime Prevention Unit.  “People in these situations are often frantic and confused, which is why having an easily accessible child ID can be a valuable tool. Law enforcement and others need proper identification that is immediately available before they can take action.”

The fingerprint cards are free and take about five minutes to complete.

The cards are not considered official identification, no records are kept by SLPD and children must be accompanied by parents.

The ink-free process creates no mess, but parents must RSVP in advance by contacting  Officer Stockholm at (281) 275-2956.

Crime prevention officers will attend the event to answer questions and hand out informational pamphlets. 

Photo Caption: It’s summertime, and parents are trying to find things for their kids to do now that school is out.  Spend the morning with Sugar Land Police Department for the Child ID event!  Learn how to prevent crime in the community and get your child’s fingerprints taken for free! Just RSVP to Officer Lauren Stockholm at (281) 275-2956 for an appointment. Pictured are Michaela and Kayla Richards with Stockholm.

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