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Quincy Police Offer Free Missing Child Kits


If someone were to kidnap your child, would you have all the necessary identifying information to hand over to police?

The US Department of Justice says more than 2,100 kids are reported missing every single day.

But Quincy Police Officer Kelly Vandermaiden says if it happens to you, you aren't completely helpless if you take action now.

"Everything is contained in the envelope," said Vandermaiden. "So to have everything altogether to be able to give law enforcement if it does happen to them.. it helps us out and it's going to help the parents out as well."

Quincy Police Department is offering free in-home inkless fingerprint and DNA Kits.

The kits use their fingerprints, DNA, and description to help law enforcement if your kid goes missing.

Quincy parents Jill Reffett and Chris Walsh tell WGEM that you can never be too careful.

"Working with them on knowing their phone number and some of those kind of things to know if something were to happen but it's a constant fear," said Reffett. "It's something you worry about and I'm probably over-protective because of it."

"We regularly talk to our kids about making sure that they only talk to people that they know when they're out doing stuff," said Walsh. "That they only go to people they know or people that they know we know. They do pretty good about that."

Vandermaiden says if your child went missing the information in this kit could be handed over to police.

"Having this kit, all the information in one envelope to give to law enforcement if they have to report a missing child is very beneficial," said Vandermaiden.

Vandermaiden says you can pick up your free kit beginning Monday at the Quincy Police Department's Pro-Act Unit located on the first floor of City Hall.

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