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San Jacinto Methodist and Baytown police offer free child ID kits

Baytown, TX - 6/6/2013

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – to have a child go missing. And yet, it is a harsh reality that more than 2,000 children go missing each day, according to statistics from the U.S. Justice Department.

A child identification kit is one of the most important tools used by law enforcement when searching for missing children.

On Tuesday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., San Jacinto Methodist Hospital will partner with the Baytown Police Department to host a free child identification event. The event will take place in the hospital’s Community Room, located at 4401 Garth Road in Baytown. Kits will be available for children ages 17 and younger. Parents must remain with their children in order to have a kit created.

“The entire process takes only a few minutes and parents will be given the completed kit to take home,” said Pete Munoz, director of security for San Jacinto Methodist. “It is a short, yet worthwhile investment that we hope will go a long way toward keeping the children in our community safe.”

Completed kits will include a photograph of the child, a set of fingerprints, and other identifying information. It is recommended that parents have an ID card for each of their children and update the photo every six months. Information from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and safety tips from the Baytown Police Crime Prevention Office will also be available.

This event is free and open to the community. For more information, please call 832-556-6543. For more news and event information, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sanjacintomethodist.