Schaghticoke Fair – Going on now through September 2nd at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds. The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office will be there from 11 am to 7 pm to hand out Operation SAFE CHILD cards for free.
These cards include a high-res photograph, child’s date of birth, gender, height, weight, eye color and finger print images. Statistics show that 34% of parents in the United States do not know their child’s exact height, weight and eye color. And, when a child is reported missing, time can be the greatest adversary. These cards contain critical information, which will help to expedite the return of a missing child.
In addition to being able to quickly provide important details to police agencies investigating child disappearances, the SAFE CHILD card serves as an important tool when used in conjunction with the AMBER Alert and DCJS Missing Child/College Student Alert programs. The cards and database allow essential missing child information to be electronically disseminated, statewide if necessary, within minutes and dramatically increases the possibility of bringing a missing child home unharmed.
If you’re going to the fair, be sure to take advantage of this FREE service and keep your family safe.