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Thursday, May 23, 2013 Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart’s Office will be providing free child identification kits this week allowing parents to store critical identifying information about their children that would assist law enforcement if the child goes missing.

The Sheriff is participating in a national campaign commemorating National Missing Children’s Day (Saturday, May 25), culminating with the ID kit giveaway.

Child ID Kit

The kits contain supplies to collect DNA and fingerprint samples at home and include space to keep recent photographs. The ability to provide such items to law enforcement during the initial stages of a missing child investigation plays a critical role in expediting the search.

The kits will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday at the following locations:

In October of 2012 Sheriff Dart convened a child protection unit whose mission is to locate missing and abducted children in Cook County. To date, the unit has located 155 children.
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