Child ID Kits
Use this valuable, proactive tool kit today and be ready should your child go missing tomorrow.
This ID kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics, fingerprints and photograph of their children on identification cards that are kept at home by the parent or guardian. If ever needed, this ID kit gives us vital information to assist our efforts in locating a missing child.
Ensure that you complete it as soon as possible and store it in a safe, but quickly accessible location. We also recommend that you update this kit bi-annually while your children are young since they grow and change so quickly. If you need assistance with fingerprints, photographs or if you have any questions, please contact our Community Policing Unit here.
For a FREE kit, stop by police headquarters any time, or see our table at Lincoln Park Day on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023!
The FBI has a Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—which provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks.
The app includes tips on keeping children safe as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing. It features a password protection option to help keep your information safe and allows you to add pictures from your mobile phone’s image library. You can also zoom in and crop images prior to saving.
The app is available for download on iPhones through iTunes and on Android phones through Google Play.
An important note: The FBI is not collecting or storing any photos or information that you enter in the app. All data resides solely on your mobile device unless you need to send it to authorities. Please read your mobile provider’s terms of service for information about the security of applications stored on your device.