NJ Officers Fingerprint Kids Just in Case

children-playing-329234_1280 In Hudson County, New Jersey, the Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Offices joined up to hold an event to fingerprint children in the event of their disappearance. Parents brought their kids to a local mall to do a fingerprinting chart with officers of the state, who planned the event to reach out to the community about child safety.

Along with the ink fingerprints, the charts also include a child’s name, D.O.B., and a photograph for parents to keep, only providing the information to law enforcement in the case that a child goes missing. Local authorities hope to hold similar events to offer more parents peace of mind, and the information recorded helps police immensely should a disappearance occur.