Rapid City event to offer tool to help recover lost kids

Posted September 13

— A group of volunteers will be at a Rapid City mall this weekend to encourage parents to register their children in a comprehensive child identification program.

The South Dakota Child Identification Program will collect information to register children at the Rushmore Mall. The kits may include child's photos, dental impressions, fingerprints, a DNA cheek swab and video interview.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the program is "designed to assist in the event a child becomes missing." The information packets will be given to each child's parents to keep.

The state's Academy of Physician Assistants and Highway Patrol are among the groups that help implement the program in South Dakota.

Parents can register their children between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.




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