The Missouri Child Identification and Protection Program will be set up at the Newburg R-II School Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
MOCHIP is a comprehensive child identification and protection program designed to provide families a proactive means of preparation should their child or teen become missing.
The free event is sponsored by the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation, Equality Lodge#497 and Newburg R-II Schools.
The program consists of five major components:
• Digital photographs
• Digital fingerprints
• Child information and emergency contacts
• Dental bite impression
• Two laminated ID cards
The child’s digital photographs and fingerprints, and their vital information are given to the parent or guardian on a mini-CD computer disk.
The information on the disk is "AMBER ALERT" compatible. The dental bite wafer provides an impression of the biting surface, which like fingerprints, is unique to each individual. This wafer also collects enough saliva to provide a DNA sample and a source scent for trained canine search and recovery teams.
For more information, contact Will Woolsey, Event Coordinator at 573-762-3590, or visit www.mochip.org.