HHPD Fingerpirnts 2nd Graders
the 1970’s, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department
has conducted the "Project Kid Care ID Program"
for all Corpus Christi, Euclid and Lincoln School 2nd Graders
beginning in April and ending in June. About 150+ students
participated this year.
Kid Care Photo ID Kit includes a standardized head-and-shoulders
ID photo, fingerprints, child’s vital statistics, valuable
emergency information, and the rules of safety. The kit also
includes two wallet IDs. These photo IDs are used for missing
year, the kits were prepared digitally.
Sgt. Joseph Rinke emphasized, "Kits are kept by the family.
The digital photo and fingerprints are purged after the session
and are not saved on the system. If the ID is lost, the process
must be repeated."
is the first year that the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department
prepared the kits electronically, using their new "Livescan"
fingerprinting system and a digital camera.
the child was fingerprinted and photographed, the kit was
assembled on a computer and a color printout was made for
John DeLorenzo said, "This digital system is cleaner
than the inked fingerprints. Sometimes fingerprinting a fidgeting
youngster was difficult. With this new digital ID program,
the quality of each fingerprint is validated immediately."
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department acquired an automatic
"Livescan" fingerprint system this year.
main console is located in the Police Department. A portable
kit allows the Department to go to schools to conduct the
child safety ID program.
the console and mobile unit cost $25,000 ($20,000 came from
confiscated drug funds and $5,000 was donated by an anonymous
Hasbrouck Heights resident). ### [Related
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