Police Host SafeAssured Child ID Event
The free service will be held Feb. 2 at police headquarters.
Alexandria’s law enforcement community and other groups are hosting a child identification event for city residents.
The Alexandria Police Department in partnership with the Community and Human Services Department, Sheriff’s Office and the Center for Alexandria’s Children will host a SafeAssured Child Identification event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 2.
The event will be held at police headquarters, 3600 Wheeler Ave., in the first-floor Community Room.
SafeAssured Child Identification kits are being provided for free to families with children 16 and younger. The kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
SafeAssured ID provides families with information needed by law enforcement and the media to immediately broadcast information unique to a missing child. Parents receive a completed, ready-to-use ID kit for their child. The free kit contains a privacy-protected mini-CD, which acts as a single storehouse of personal identification information essential to locating a missing child. Families also receive a photo data card and a parents guidebook with prevention tips, written in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. For more information, visit http://www.safeassured-id.com/.
In 2012, 49,619 children in Virginia were reported as possible victims of abuse or neglect. Of these children, 6,116 were found to be victims of child abuse and/or neglect. Thirty children in Virginia died from injuries attributable to abuse and/or neglect, and 26 of these children were age four or younger.
For more information, contact the Alexandria Volunteer Office at 703-746-1909.
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