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Mass State Police Provides Child ID Kits at NECC

Northern Essex Community College in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and Lawrence Police Department invite the public to NECC to receive a complimentary child ID kit.

During this time Troopers will prepare digital child identification kits. The digital child identification kits are a valuable asset for law enforcement agencies in the terrible event that a child goes missing or is abducted.

  • Free child ID kit provided by the MSP
  • Holds specifics such as:
    • biographical information
    • photograph, and
    • full set of fingerprints
  • Buccal swab is included to collect child’s DNA

This information is then uploaded onto AMBER Alert Software and saved onto a flash drive, the sole copy of which is given to a child’s parents or legal guardians. State and local police do not store the information on any data base.

Time is of the essence in missing child and abduction cases.

Law enforcement officials need photos and identifying information on the child as soon as possible in order to activate an AMBER Alert and to aid in the investigation,” State Police say.

The digital child ID kits can be turned over instantly to the first responding law enforcement officer, who’s then armed with all of the necessary descriptive information to immediately activate an AMBER Alert.

Date and Time

Friday, May 6, 2016
6:00 to 8:00 pm


Lawrence Campus
Dimitry Building Atrium
45 Franklin Street
Lawrence MA


More Information

For more information, contact Nicole Morrell at nicole.morrell@MassMail.State.MA.US or 508-820-2300, or contact Analuz Garcia at agarcia@necc.mass.edu or 978-738-7423.