GA CHIP Providing a Valuable Service to the Community

CHIP1The GA CHIP ( Georgia Child Identification Program)  sponsored by the Worth County Masonic Lodge #194 were on hand at the annual Night Out Against Crime providing free Child Identification Kits.

Each person progressed through several stations taking about 10 to 15 minutes for the entire process. The recorded information is presented to the child’s parent or guardian to take home for safekeeping.

There is no age limit!

GACHIP provides a valuable tool for the parents or guardians on a small computer disk that includes:

  • Full color digital photographs showing various poses of the child: These color photographs can be circulated by the police to the media in the case of abduction and can be used in the Amber Alert Program.
  • A complete set of digital fingerprints: Everyone’s fingerprints are unique and are a well known tool for recovery, investigation and identification.
  • DNA and Scent: The swift recovery of a missing person can be aided by tracking dogs.
  • Information about the child including: Distinguishing features such as hair and eye color, scars, etc. The disk will also contain contact information for parents or guardians.

All of the identifying information collected at the event about the child is given to the child’s family. The GACHIP program retains only the permission slip that must be signed prior to participation in the event. AII other data is permanently erased after the child’s document is prepared.

 

You can contact your local Masonic Lodge at 229-776-1050 for more information or visit www.gachip.org