FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2013
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
Pullman Police Department
PULLMAN – In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared May 25th to be National Missing Children's Day, and each Administration since has honored this day as an annual reminder to make child protection a national priority. To support this effort, the Pullman Police Department will be holding its 5th annual Child Identification Day event on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Daily Grind & Licks at 226 E. Main St., Pullman. The Daily Grind is a generous co-sponsor of this event.
Police Officers will be available to take fingerprints, photographs and DNA cheek swabs of children. Those identifiers will be placed into packets and given immediately to parents to keep in the event the items are ever needed by law enforcement; nothing is retained by the Police Department. Even if those items were provided at a previous event, we recommend that parents collect them regularly to ensure that usable identifiers are available.
The Child Identification event in downtown Pullman is free of charge and all children participating will receive a free ice cream cone from Licks. For more information contact Pullman Police Officer Shane Emerson at (509) 334-0802.
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