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OSP Missing Children Clearinghouse Distributing Free Child ID Kits at 2011 Oregon State Fair
08/25/2011
Sergeant Gregg Withers
Criminal Investigations Division
(503) 934-0163

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For the fourth straight year, the Oregon State Police - Missing Children Clearinghouse will hand out free Children Identification Kits, in Spanish and English, during the 2011 Oregon State Fair in Salem. The Child ID Kits will be available on the northeast side of the L.B. Day Amphitheater next to the Oregon State Police (OSP) Command Post where OSP employees will also offer to take and print photographs of a child to place inside the kit to take home.
 
During the last three years OSP employees have distributed thousands of free Children Identification Kits and brochures at the Oregon State Fair. The ID Complete Child Identification and DNA kits contain the cheek swab for DNA collection, and the kits only take a few minutes to fill out with valuable information useful to police in the event that a child is missing.
 
The Child ID Kits continue to be a wonderful proactive method to be prepared in case your child ever becomes missing. They are also a great way to help open up communication lines with your children regarding child safety.
 

The free child ID Complete kits will be available August 29, 30 and 31 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 

The child ID Complete kits were purchased with money raised during an annual Oregon State Police Missing Children Golf Benefit held in Salem. The golf benefit fundraiser has helped purchase over 20,000 ID Complete Kits for distribution through the Missing Children Clearinghouse.
 
Parents and families not attending the Oregon State Fair may obtain a child ID Complete kit from the Oregon State Police - Missing Children Clearinghouse at (503) 934-0188 or outside Salem at 1-800-282-7155, or e-mail child.idkits@state.or.us.  Please provide your name, address, number of kits needed and a call back phone number when making a request.