MBPD Holds Child Safety Event at Manhattan Beach Farmers Market
Jun 16, 2015 04:04PM ● Published by DigMB Staff
A young boy smiles for the camera as volunteers take his photo during the police department's child safety event.
"We provide the parent/guardian with an ID Kit, which holds the prints, photo, and personal identification information for the child," she says. "All the info is held by the parent/guardian, preferably in a secure location. However, when traveling, it is best to keep it with travel documents (i.e., a condensed version with print card/DNA sample/updated photo).
"The purpose (of having a fingerprint and photo ID of a child) is to prepare for the day you hope never ever comes. In the case of a disappearance, it is just one less step in the process and helps with identification, should a recovery be made."
The event is also geared for anyone who'd like to talk with MBPD police officers.
MBPD offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, and individuals interested in learning more about them, including the Neighborhood Watch and Victim Assistance programs and the Police Support Volunteers, can stop by the booth area for literature and to ask questions.