The Dutchess County Sheriffs Department will be Offering Operation Safe Child Friday June 12th and Sunday June 14th
in Building A from 10 AM to 3 PM, This is a Free Service so make sure to have your childs information up to date,
it only takes a few minutes
Operation SAFE CHILD
Operation SAFE CHILD was created in July 2005 to raise awareness
about child safety. Through an historic partnership with the New York State Police, New York City Police Department, New York
State Sheriffs' Association and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Division of Criminal Justice Services
and its Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse have expanded Operation SAFE CHILD into a multi-pronged campaign teaching
parents and guardians three tools to keeping children safe in today's world:
Know your Child's Information by Obtaining a SAFE CHILD card
Statistics show that 34 percent of parents in the United States do not know their child's exact height, weight and
eye color. And, when a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary. Possessing up-to-date photographs and
detailed information about a child can prove to be important proactive measures that can greatly assist local law enforcement
officials to quickly respond to a child's disappearance.
Using equipment that contains the latest digital fingerprinting
technology and high resolution photography capabilities, 48 sites around New York State are able to produce a SAFE CHILD card for parents and guardians.
The cards contain a child's name, biographical
information (date of birth, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc.), and a fingerprint image of both index fingers.
The card can be made in less than two minutes and can be easily carried in a wallet or pocketbook. Interested parents can
choose to store the fingerprints, basic biographical information and photographs of children who are not missing -- information
critical to expediting the return of a missing child. The storage of information is entirely voluntary and requires the written
consent of a parent or legal guardian. The information gathered is digitally recorded and stored in a database at the Division
of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in Albany. In the event DCJS receives a missing child report, the fingerprints of that
child will be included in a special search file and compared against all incoming fingerprints submitted to the agency.
addition to being able to quickly provide important details to police agencies investigating child disappearances, the New
York State SAFE CHILD Card will serve as an important tool when used in conjunction with the New York State AMBER Alert and
Missing Child Alert programs. These cards will allow essential missing child information to be electronically disseminated,
statewide if necessary, within minutes and dramatically increase the possibility of bringing a missing child home unharmed.
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