Starting this month, the Cary Police Department will offer free child IDs as part of a program at Cary Towne Center.
Parents or guardians will receive a child identification sheet with their child's photo; vital statistics, such as age, height, weight and hair and eye color, and fingerprints; and parent or guardian contact information. The sheets are given to parents or guardians to keep in a safe place. The Cary Police Department does not keep a copy or any of the information.
The child ID sheets are free. Parents or guardians must be with their children and fill out the information form. Cary Police members will enter the information from the form and work with the parent to scan a child's fingerprints and take a color photograph.
The child identification program will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from February to June. You'll find them in the food court next to the Cary Police Department service center.
The first event is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 23. It's also scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., March 22, April 26, May 24 and June 28.
Cary Towne Center is located at 1105 Walnut St., Cary.