Many law enforcement agencies across America have been involved in various types of child fingerprinting programs. Despite their best efforts, they have never fingerprinted more than a fraction of the children in their area. The traditional centralized fingerprinting programs require tremendous manpower to take prints and clean up the messy black ink.
The National Child Identification Program ID Kits are an unprecedented addition to our current programs and a wonderful benefit to all communities throughout the nation. John S. Hooks, Jr. Supervisory Special Agent FBI
The American Football Coaches Association’s National Child Identification Program in partnership with the FBI created an inkless fingerprinting identification kit. The unique design of the National Child Identification Program’s ID Kit makes it ideal for distribution by law enforcement. Police officers or other volunteers can hand out the ID Kit to a parent for “at- home” fingerprinting. The parent or guardian fingerprints his or her own child and keeps the identification card at home, decentralizing the process for law enforcement. Likewise, prevention information, such as anti-drug or anti-gang-related messages, can easily be distributed with the ID Kit.
The FBI recognized the Child ID Program as its preferred method of child identification and they encouraged active participation by the over 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the America.
Law Enforcement agencies are able to participate in the National Child ID Program by using existing prevention budgets; you may expand your efforts with sponsorship through local businesses and civic groups. The AFCA and the Child ID Program have in the past enlisted the support of various associations to help in this very important grassroots effort.
Entities For Law Enforcement to Approach in a Partnership Effort
- Rotary Clubs
- Chamber of Commerce
- Any local business
- Faith based organizations
- Local Credit Unions/Banks
Please join the effort to help protect America’s Children through your participation in the National Child Identification Program. If just one missing child can be located through the use of the ID Kit, we will have succeeded.