Child safety group visits Effingham

A child safety project that provides free fingerprints and photographs will set up shop in Effingham this week.

The program, Operation Kidsafe, creates a “Bio Document” for a child that includes the child’s photograph, fingerprints and other information that “is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency,” according to an announcement by the group. Families also receive safety tips and a family action plan, according to the announcement.

The event runs from March 14-19 at Roy Schmitt Honda at 1705 W. Fayette Avenue in Effingham. The event is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

More information on the project can be found here.

Organizers say they do not collect information on participants and that the only record of a visit is the document families take home.