Alabama Police Fingerprint Children for A Good Cause
Officers in Troy, Alabama have brought identity verification to a whole new level in their town.
For 17 years, Pike County Sheriff deputies have gone into kindergarten rooms throughout their county and fingerprinted the young students.
“We fingerprint around 500 kindergarten students each year, so over the years we’ve fingerprinted nearly 9,000 young kids,” Sgt. Buck Williams said to Troy’s newspaper, the Troy Messenger. “We hope that nothing bad ever happens to any one of them but children do get lost and people go missing. Fingerprinting is a safeguard in case something bad does happen.”
Key Takeaways From the Article
- The fingerprints are sent to the children’s parents as an identification card. From there, the parents can add more info on the card such as the child’s name, hair color etc.
- The officers do the fingerprinting to safeguard against the children possibly going missing.
- “Hopefully it will never happen here but, if it does, we want to have all of the resources available to us to find that child.” – Sgt. Williams said
Whether it’s to keep children in your county safe or keeping your business secure, fingerprinting services for individuals is vital to keeping what you care about protected.
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