Mayor R.J. "Hank" Thompson


1. Briefly describe the structure of your program.

Whenever fundraisers or events in the city are held, the police department can set up a booth to fingerprint children. The card is given to the parent and can be used as a means of identification if the child should become lost or abducted.

2. When was the program created and why?

The program was begun in 1985-86 as a public service to the community.

3. How is the program financed?

The only costs are duty time of officers as this is done by officers on duty.

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