Nassau County, NY - April 29, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with New York State Assemblyman Montesano, is helping to protect children by providing free “KidPix” photo identification cards to parents and children. Along with a picture, fingerprint and contact information, the identification card includes the date of birth, physical description and gender of the child.
County Executive Mangano said, “The KidPix program provides parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. If ever a child is missing, parents can present the KidPix card to law enforcement officials as a helpful tool to help return the child quickly.”
“It is crucial that we take every possible precaution to ensure that our children are safe,” said Assemblyman Montesano. “As a father and grandfather, I believe that issuing a form of identification for children of all ages is a smart and proactive measure to take. In the tragic event that a child is separated from their parents, this card will provide law enforcement officers with valuable information to help them return the child home safely and as quickly as possible.”
Nassau County children of all ages can participate in the KidPix program. Photos and fingerprints will be processed on-site and families will be able to take their KidPix cards home right from the event.
Dates and Locations of Free KidPix Program
• Friday, May 8th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Library located at 169 Jerusalem Ave, Hicksville
• Friday, May 15th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 89 E Main St, Oyster Bay
For more information, please call (516) 571-6000.