Child ID program to participate in Mitchell health fairSDCHIP is part of MASONICHIP, an initiative of the Masons of North America that generates completed packages of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians.
By: News release, SD Attorney General's Office
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons announced the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program event Saturday at the Mitchell Health and Wellness Fair.
The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Christian School, 805 W. 18th Ave., in Mitchell.
SDCHIP is part of MASONICHIP, an initiative of the Masons of North America that generates completed packages of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians.
The types of identification that are collected include dental impressions, DNA cheek swab, digital still photo, fingerprints and video imaged interview.
All of the identifying materials generated by the program are returned to the child’s family to be used in a kit in the event a child goes missing. This can aid law enforcement in the recovery of a missing child. The program is offered to the public at no charge.
“SDCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to assist in the event a child becomes missing,” said Jackley. “The Masons should be commended not only for the creation of this important program, but the time put forth to volunteer and administer the program throughout South Dakota.”
For more information, visit www.sd-chip.org.