The Red Bank Police Department will formally unveil a new computerized Child Identification System during the monthly Chamber of Commerce, Red Bank Chapter meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday at noon at the Red Bank Community Center located behind Erlanger Hospital North, on Morrison Springs Road.
The $4,000 system was purchased through outside funding donations from Lane Funeral Home and the Red Bank Chamber of Commerce, with no tax dollars being used toward this purchase. The system is designed to provide a consolidated document and/or CD containing fingerprints, photograph, biographical information, and video recordings for “at-risk citizens” in the community. This group may include children, special needs adults, and seniors who may be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer related symptoms.
It is reported that nationally, more than 2,000 people in these “at risk” groups are reported missing, abducted, or wandered away from their care givers every day. Parents, guardians, or caregivers can now provide first responders with the necessary information on the missing person to help reduce the time involved in locating and returning that person home. The police department will be partnering with schools, community and senior groups, as well as appropriate organizations to provide this service.
Chief Tim Christol said, “This system will assist greatly in furthering the mission of this agency to provide effective and efficient community service policing to our citizens and offers another example of success we realize when public and private entities partner together to promote that mission.”