What Do We Do?
A question we often receive. In very simple terms, we produce an inkless in-home child id kit. It is the only kit ever to be approved by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Why Did We Start?
In 1996, Amber Hagerman (Amber Alert) was abducted, police found that most parents did not have information that could assist them with their investigations. The idea was to provide a simple ID kit that would provide fingerprints, identifying marks and medical information in an emergency. The best guess, by law enforcement at that time, was that probably less than 2 percent of parents had this type of information readily available about their child. In 1997, the AFCA, decided they would make it a priority to inform parents of this need and help distribute child id kits through stadiums and community service organizations.
Why Do Law Enforcement Use Us?
There are a number of reasons, we will mention two: First, if a child is missing, this vital information is what they will need for an extensive investigation. Second, because the kit is simple and easy to do, it provides the opportunity for more children to be fingerprinted in and around their communities.
We Are A Decentralized Program.
What do we mean by decentralized? It means that there is no central database or location that your child’s information will be kept. Parents/Guardians are responsible to keep the information in a safe place. There are not enough police officers or labor available to centrally fingerprint America’s children using traditional methods. It would take more than 10 million man hours or 4,800 working years to complete the task of fingerprinting all the children in the United States. Not to mention, there are more children to print every year.
Once Completed What Do I Do With The Kit?
Simply find a safe place for it. Only give it to law enforcement in the case of an emergency. We hope you never use it. Save it as a keepsake of your child.