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FBI Announces Child ID Event in Poplar Bluff

FBI St. Louis November 27, 2012
  • Rebecca Wu (314) 589-2671

FBI St. Louis Division, the FBI St. Louis Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (FBISTLCAAA), and the Poplar Bluff Police Department will offer free Child ID kits in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where a 5-year-old girl was abducted a successfully rescued on October 24, 2012.

  • Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Black River Coliseum 301 S. 5th Street Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

After a child is fingerprinted, parents will be responsible for storing the Child ID kits at home. The information will not be collected for any law enforcement database. Parents will also be informd about the FBI Child ID App. The app allows parents to electronically store their children’s pictures and key information in their mobile devices.

By getting a child fingerprinted and completing the FBI Child ID App, parents can immediately give law enforcement the information if a child goes missing. “Completing these two steps will empower parents by knowing they are prepared,” said Tim Feeney, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI St. Louis Divison. “A child is more likely to get lost at a mall or public event than to be abducted. With the FBI Child ID app, parents can instantly e-mail their child’s picture and information to security or law enforcement.”

The FBISTLCAAA consists of business, civic, and religious leaders who were nominated and selected to attend a 10-session FBI Citizens’ Academy. After getting a better understanding of the FBI, graduates can join the alumni association to continue their education about federal law enforcement and support the mission of the FBI. The FBISTLCAAA is a private, non-profit organization separate from the FBI.