Webb City police department offers free finger printing for kids

Finger prints are a huge help in case of a tragedy

Roughly 800,000 children are reported missing in the U.S. each year according to the national center for missing and exploited children.
Fingerprinting is one tool that Webb City law enforcement made sure parents had access to for their children.
The police department and Webb City farmers market teamed up to offer free finger printing at the free kid’s meal tent.
It’s an event that has been going on for a couple years, every summer once a month, from May to August.
Having a child’s fingerprints on file can be a life-saving tool in the event of a kidnapping.

“That way the families have prints on file, and they keep them on file at home and if something tragic happens then they can contact the local police and have the prints on file and help assist in finding or whatever needs to be done.” said Sergeant Brad Brown.

This was the last finger print event of the summer.

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