CK Police Have More Tools To Keep Children Safe

Fingerprint clinic at Union Gas. January 21,2017. (Photo courtesy of CK Police Service)

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is buying two new child fingerprint USB sticks, thanks to Union Gas.

The money was donated on Saturday at a fingerprint clinic.

According to police, child fingerprint clinics are a proactive tool to help officers and parents in a moment of crisis when a child goes missing.

“The purpose of fingerprint clinics is to allow parents to get digital fingerprints and photographs of their children,” says Special Constable Tamara Dick, adding the information is then kept on a USB thumb drive. “In the event tragedy strikes and the child goes missing, the parent can provide the USB stick to police who can then utilize the information for investigative purposes.”

Police say for these types of investigations, the technology is invaluable.