Children are fingerprinted by officers or trained support staff on an information packet. The packet is then given to the parents to complete necessary descriptive information and for safe keeping. Parents should update height, weight and photo annually. The kit also includes an ink strip so if a child is resistant to having a stranger take their prints the parent can do them at home. Parents can also keep a hair sample with the kit in case DNA is needed.
The Sheriff’s Office does ID-a-Kid printing at many community events and on request from schools and community organizations. To request ID-a-Kid please call our Crime Prevention Office at 330-764-3618.