Local Realty Company Donates Child ID Kit to GPD
Glenn Strickland with Home Towne Realty, a locally based real estate group, donated a new mobile Child ID kit to the Garner Police Department to assist parents in the event their child is lost or missing. The kits are typically operated by the Garner Police CAPT team (Citizens and Police Together). This group of volunteers has already made hundreds of child ID’s for parents at various events around Garner with a kit that was purchased some years ago.
“This second kit will allow us to speed up the process and do even more of these for our community,” said Lt. Mike McIver, commander of the department’s Support Services Division. “While we hope a family never needs this, having the information quickly available in the event of an emergency is extremely beneficial to the police”.
The kits provide picture, fingerprints, and other identifying marks to the parents on a CD that they can easily access if the need ever arises. After each CD is made, the data is then automatically removed from the computer on the child ID kit so the police department keeps no records. Everything is given to the parents that requested the CD.
“These kits are fairly expensive. Having the support and partnerships with our community and especially with our local businesses is extremely important to successful policing. We are proud of how our community partners step up when there is a need.”
Anyone interested in having the CAPT team perform Child ID’s at their local event should contact Sgt. Sophia Sandlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (919) 772-8810.