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Child Safety Event at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall Nov. 14
New biometric fingerprinting & DNA ID kit to help parents recover missing children
From press release
The DNA Lifeprint Child Safety Event, endorsed by John Walsh, noted spokesman for fighting crime and recovering missing children, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall, 7070 Cherryvale Blvd. North, Rockford.
Biometrics is the newest and most advanced technology available today for obtaining fingerprints. This is the same equipment presently used by federal agencies such as the FBI and the Department of Justice, law enforcement and the U.S. military. Law enforcement agencies know that time is critical in the recovery of a missing child. The biometric technology this program brings to parents allows their child’s fingerprints to be immediately submitted into the FBI Database as soon as they are reported missing. When the child’s fingerprints are entered into the FBI Database, the fingerprints become immediately available to all law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
Parents will receive the following items free: an FBI-certified biometric 10-digit fingerprint profile; a high-resolution full-color digital photograph of their child; a Child Safety Journal, which will provide law enforcement officials with all the necessary vital information about their child and other important facts they need immediately after a child is reported missing; a home DNA Identification Kit that is easy to use and lasts through generations.
There is no data basing. After each child goes through the line, parents are handed a Child Safety Journal (which contains the biometric fingerprints and digital photo) and a DNA Kit. The kit contains detailed instructions on how to use the DNA Kit at home. The only record of the visit is handed to you to take home. The event sponsor keeps no records on file. Parents will also be given John Walsh’s Child Safety Tips. All the information provided at this Child Safety Program is recommended by child safety experts and law enforcement officials to be updated every six months.
If a child goes missing, parents greatly increase their chance of quickly recovering their child if they immediately provide an FBI-certified biometric 10-digit fingerprint profile, a DNA sample, a high-resolution full-color photograph, and current statistical information.
Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall is the main sponsor of this Child Safety Program event. Also participating are: Red Cross (Jessica Paquette, Health & Safety director) with info on basic safety training, babysitting training and disaster preparedness; Safe Kids Winnebago County Coalition (Penny Lentz) doing free Car Seat Safety Checks; Cherry Valley Police Department (through Sgt. Benney) will have a DARE officer present; Cherry Valley Fire Department (through Chief Allen Geeser) will have a firefighter and fire truck there.
Bachrodt’s is proud to sponsor this event, along with a drawing for a $500 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate (guaranteed winner, need not be present to win), as well as
Pickles the Clown,
free face painting and balloon creations for the kids.
From the November 11-17, 2009 issue