Roanoke County’s Sheriff’s Department debuts Identify-A-Kid program at “Tons of Fun”

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Thousands of people took over Tanglewood Mall on Saturday for Roanoke County’s Tons of Fun, and a lot of the kids left with a brand new i.d. card. 
The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office debuted their Identify-A-Kid program.  They used funds received from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant to purchase a child i.d. maker and software. 
Kids from infant age to 15 years stood in line to get their personal information including fingerprints, blood type, and emergency contacts printed on a plastic card.  Community Outreach Officer, Deputy Brett Warren, says within hours a parent had to use the card.

“We had a little girl who wondered off from mom and dad.  A concerned citizen brought her to us, and we couldn’t find mom or dad.  Then next thing you know mom shows up with the i.d. that was just made, and says hey this is my daughter can I have her back and we said yes sure,” said Deputy Warren.

Deputies say you can put as much or as little information on the card as you want.  Contact the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office for more information.


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