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National Missing Children's Day Friday, JPD Encourages Vigilance

By Caitlyn Jones
By cjones@wbbjtv.com

Law Enforcement agencies around the nation will recognize National Missing Children's Day, Friday, and local authorities said they are improving their ability to find children promptly.

The Jackson Police Department recently purchased a system called "Kid Print ID." Parents will be able to bring their child to have their picture taken, fingerprint scanned, and information recorded and put into an ID Card. Police said this card will help them respond quickly to find a missing child.

They also say it is important for parents to take preventative measures of educating their children on how to stay out of danger.

"When we come in to do a report, all they have to do is hand us this card and it's got all the pertinent info on that child and picture and also fingerprint on the back that we can use," said Capt. Jerry Truelove.

Truelove said they plan on starting the "Kid Print ID" program this summer.

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