Area residents attend “MoCHIP” program

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Residents line up for enrollment in the Missouri Child Identification and Protection program hosted by Vandalia’s Masonic Lodge 491 on October 13 at Van-Far.

Area residents came to the Van-Far High School gym on Saturday, October 13 to enroll their children into the Missouri Child Identification and Protection program hosted by the Vandalia’s Masonic Lodge 491.
Free of charge, the program logged enrollees’ digital photographs, digital fingerprints, vital information and emergency contacts, a dental bite impression, and two laminated identification cards, this according to the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation.
After the identification process was complete, which took about 15 minutes, parents were armed with a “single pre-printed envelope that instructs authorities in the event of an emergency.”
The information received could be easily processed by the computer of a police vehicle to load vital information into the AMBER Alert system.

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