Childrens Identification Program
A missing child is every parent's worst nightmare. While proper precautions and learning safety skills go a long way toward protecting children, cases of lost or runaway children and abductions do occur. National statistics show that 450,000 children run away each year and 300,000 children are abducted by family members. More than 58,000 children are abducted by non-family members. That's more than 800,000 children in America missing each year - one child every 40 seconds. Less than 40 percent of parents have a copy of their child's fingerprints to use in case of an emergency.
Tucson Medical Center's Security Services is dedicated to changing these statistics by providing families with a tool they can use to help protect their children. The fingerprint card allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home. If ever needed, this fingerprint card will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child.
Fingerprints are a valuable means of positive identification where photographs and physical descriptions might fail if a child is missing for a long time. Call TMC Security Services at (520) 324-5397 to set an appointment to have your children fingerprinted.