Do you know your child’s exact height, weight and eye color? Don’t be embarrassed if your answer is no, statistics show that you’re joined by 34% of parents across the United States. However, Gd forbid your child ever goes missing, not being 100% sure of this information could be a major issue. Having current photos and knowing the specifics of your child are obviously super important.
On November 12, 2013 from 1 to 3pm, Senator Hannon, in conjunction with the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, will host the “Operation Safe Child” ID program at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. Families can participate for free and receive a wallet-sized ID card that includes your child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, age, gender, height, weight, hair and eye color) along with a fingerprint image of both of their index fingers. The card is created quickly (under two minutes) and in the event of a missing child, it can save law enforcement precious time. You can also choose to digitally record fingerprints, information and photo of your children and store it in a state database to help if ever needed (this option requires express written consent of a parent or legal guardian and is entirely voluntary).
Note that in the event of a large turnout, Plainview-Old Bethpage residents with photo ID will be admitted first and others will be admitted as space permits.
For more information, please call Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700, or E-mail Senator Hannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.