Why choose the McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System?
We are the only fingerprint/identification system licensed
by the National Crime Prevention Council. Our system is
computerized, there is no messy ink and it is instant. The
process is instant, so in most instances, the McGruff®
Safe Kids Total Identification System package
is ready before we leave your school or event.
I had my child fingerprinted before, but they used ink. Is there a difference?
YES! Chances are that if you had your child ink printed
probably only one or two of the prints are legible. Our
system is designed to digitally scan fingerprints (all ten
digits). We control the print and can enhance the print
if it is too light or too dark. Most all of the prints will
be forensic quality; a term commonly used by
law enforcement professionals, meaning the prints are legible
Is there a database?
NO! To protect your child's identity and security,
no record or database is retained. Once your child's personal
information has been accepted, it will be deleted from our
Why have my child fingerprinted?
Statistics show that approximately every 40 seconds a child
is reported missing in the United States, unfortunately
less than 2% of the children in this country have ever had
their fingerprints taken.
Are there any safety materials
included with your program?
YES! We include 2 - Laminated ID Cards with thumbprint
and color photo, 1 - Full-Sized ID Card with all ten fingerprints
and color photo, a DNA Collection Kit and a CD containing
all of the child's information. We also make educational
videos on numerous safety topics available, they include
subjects on Abduction Prevention, Stranger Danger, Personal
Propery, Bullies, Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws and Internet
How often should I have my child participate in the McGruff
Safe Kids Total Identification System Program?
We recommend once a year. This will keep your childs
photo and vital information up to date.
Should my child carry the identification card on them?
NO! The wallet size laminated cards are for the parent(s)
or guardian to carry with them. Children should not carry
identification nor have their names printed on their clothing.
The ID cards are used if a child is lost in a mall, amusement
park, or any crowded location. Find the nearest security
officer, police officer or law enforcement official and
present them with this card. They will have most all of
the information they will need to start their search.