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Ga Chip program offers kids photos, fingerprints

(GA Chip Program) (GA Chip Program)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Parents can take their children for a set of photos, fingerprints, DNA and scent samples Friday evening and Saturday mid-day at Beall's Outlet on Old Dawson Road.

The Freemasons and Georgia Child Identification Program are combining to offer these services to parents in the event this child is ever missing or abducted.

Parents or guardians  will get  a small computer disk that includes-

• Full color digital photographs showing various poses of the child: These color photographs can be circulated by the police to the media in the case of abduction and can be used in the Amber Alert Program.

• A complete set of digital fingerprints: Everyone's fingerprints are unique and are a well known tool for recovery,  investigation  and identification.

• DNA and  Scent:  The swift  recovery  of a missing  person can  be aided by tracking dogs.

• Information about the child including: Distinguishing features such as hair and eye color, scars,  etc. The  disk  will  also contain  contact  information for  parents or guardians.

The event is set for  Friday, August 26th from 6pm-9pm and Saturday August 27, from  9am-2pm at Bealls Outlet, 2800 Old Dawson Road Albany, GA 31707.

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