Child ID event this weekend in Poplar Bluff | Events
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States.
To help bring kids home, the Poplar Bluff Police Department is teaming up with the FBI-St. Louis Division and the FBI St. Louis Citizens Academy Alumni Association to offer free child ID kits.
They’ll be at the Black River Coliseum, 301 S. 5th Street, this Saturday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
By getting a child fingerprinted and completing the FBI Child ID App, parents can immediately give law enforcement the information they need if that child disappears. The app allows parents to electronically store their child’s pictures and key information on their mobile devices.
“A child is more likely to get lost at a mall or public event than to be abducted,” according to Tim Feeney, acting special agent in charge of the FBI-St. Louis Division. “With the FBI Child ID App, parents can instantly email their child’s picture and information to security or law enforcement.”
There is no charge for the ID kits. Parents will be responsible for storing the kits at home. The information will not be collected for any law enforcement database.