Presidio of San Francisco (May 25, 2007) -- Families are invited to participate in a free "Fingerprint Your Child Event" on Friday, June 1, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, on the Presidio's Main Post. The event is part of National Missing Children's Day activities.
Officers of the United States Park Police will prepare Child Identification Kits that include digital photos and a fingerprint card for each child. The kits are for parents to keep and will not be stored with any agency.
"When a parent has a Child Identification Kit on hand it is very helpful for public safety personnel," said Sergeant David Williams of the U.S. Park Police. "It allows us to quickly identify children involved in missing or abducted child investigations or other emergencies."
The event is sponsored by the United States Park Police San Francisco Field Office, Presidio Fire Department, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), and the Presidio Trust.
Volunteers from the FLEOA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 26 and Officers of the United States Park Police-San Francisco Field Office will be on hand to make the Child Identification Kits. The Presidio Fire Department will bringSmokey the Bear," fire rigs, and other fire safety equipment and will provide fire safety awareness presentations. Children can enter a free raffle, with prizes valued at over $600, including gift certificates from the Sports Basement and the Presidio Bowling Alley.
"We are proud to co-sponsor this important event," said Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust Executive Director.
For more information about the event please contact: Sergeant David Williams at (415) 740-5948 or Officer Raquel Lopez-Milano at (415) 561-5100 x 1292.