John Horvath, Police Chief
168 Main St.
Rockport, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rockport Police to Host Annual Child Identification Kit Event
ROCKPORT — Chief John Horvath reports that the Rockport Police Department, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Rockport and the Rockport Elementary School, will host its annual free Child Identification Kit event later this month.
An ID kit is an effective tool that helps families maintain current photos and descriptive information about their children, which becomes extremely valuable to police if a child were to go missing or run away.
Friday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Rockport Elementary School, 34 Jerdens Lane, Rockport
This is a free event for all Rockport children in pre-school through second grade.
The Rotary Club of Rockport sponsors this annual event in order to provide parents and guardians with an ID Kit that they can maintain for their children. Each ID Kit will contain the child’s fingerprints, which will be taken on-site by Rockport police officers.
Additionally, parents and guardians can fill out an emergency information card that includes contact phone numbers, a growth chart, dental chart, current photograph, personal profile, physical characteristics and even a DNA sample.
Parents and guardians are responsible for taking the ID Kits home. They are not be kept on file by the police department.
“This annual event is always a big success for us, and I hope many families will come on the 25th to create a potentially lifesaving ID kit for their children,” Chief Horvath said. “These kits provide families with a safety net that can be brought to the police department in the event of an emergency. We hope these kits are never needed, but they can make a major difference.”