Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Massey announced that in honor of National Missing Children's Day, and in support of the Attorney General's Project Safe Childhood initiative, Operation Safe Kids fingerprinting events will be held at various locations in St. Clair, Madison and Monroe Counties on Friday, May 11 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.East St. Louis Police Department, 301 Riverview Park, East St. Louis- May 18, from 4-7 p.m. and May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The fingerprinting events were planned by a committee of representatives from the U.S. Attorney's Office; the United States Secret Service; the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the United States Marshals Service; the East St. Louis, Granite City, Pontoon Beach, O'Fallon, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Cahokia, Maryville, Troy, and Glen Carbon Police Departments; and the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.
The Livescan Child ID system, provided by the Secret Service, is a portable children's identification system which produces a biographical document containing a photograph, digitized, inkless fingerprints and vital identification information. Parents receive the document for safekeeping, for use in the event of a child abduction or disappearance.
The locations for the events are:
K-Mart 3655 Nameoki Road, Granite City- May 18, from 4-7 p.m. and May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
O'Fallon Community Park East 5th Street (Mayfest) May 18, from 4-7 p.m. and May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Clair Square Mall May 18, from 4-7 p.m. and May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Columbia Market Place 1000 Columbia Centre, Columbia - May 18, from 4-7 p.m.
American Legion 375 E. Locust, Columbia (School Picnic) - May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
First Baptist Church of Maryville 7110 State Route 162 - May 18, from 4-7 p.m.
Glen Carbon Public Safety Facility 149 N. Main Street - May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
More information about the history of National Missing Children's Day can be found on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website