As of Friday, April 13, 2012
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ALBANY — A free Biometric Technology program will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Toyota of Albany, 2865 Ledo Road, for parents. Organizers say the program allows information on a missing child to immediately be submitted to the FBI database and made available to U.S. law enforcement agencies if a child were to go missing.
The program includes an FBI-certified biometric 10-digit fingerprint profile; a high-resolution color digital photograph of the child; a Child Safety Journal, which provides law enforcement with the vital information about a child immediately after a child is reported missing, and a home DNA Identification Kit that is easy to use and lasts through generations, organizers say.
The information kits, organizers say, are not entered into a database, but given to the parents to take home. The records, which should be updated every six months, would only be given to authorities in the event that the child were to go missing.