Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

Next Tues­day, May 21st, be­tween 10:00 am and noon, Com­mu­nity Of­fi­cer Sgt. Pa­trice Gre­goire will be at the CAB RH Rediker’s PACE pro­gram at 492 Duf­ferin Street, in Stanstead, to fill out Child Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion book­lets with par­ents. Par­ents must bring their child or chil­dren, of any age un­der 18, along with them to get a book­let made since the chil­dren are fin­ger­printed. “We don’t keep the fin­ger­prints; they are put into the book­let,” ex­plained Sgt. Gre­goire.

Par­ents of chil­dren in the PACE pro­gram will be able to have their Child Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion book­lets made be­tween 9:00 and 10:00 am on the same day.

“We have a spe­cial book­let for chil­dren from 0 to 1 ½ years old,” he added about this pro­gram which equips par­ents with an im­por­tant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion tool to use in the event of a child be­ing ab­ducted or go­ing miss­ing. The book­let also con­tains in­for­ma­tion such as names and phone num­bers of friends, for older chil­dren, pho­to­graphs and de­scrip­tions. Par­ents will also learn many tips on how to pre­vent child ab­duc­tions. The ac­tiv­ity is re­lated to En­fant-Re­tour Que­bec which is part of the Miss­ing Chil­dren’s Net­work.

“I will wel­come all the par­ents who want to have a book­let made for their chil­dren. I won’t give any­one a hard time,” joked the Com­mu­nity Of­fi­cer. Sgt. Gre­goire will also fill out Child Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion book­lets dur­ing the Stanstead Heroes in 30 health day event that will be held on May 25th at the Pat Burns Arena. This is a free ser­vice.

Photo coutesy

Sgt. Pa­trice Gre­goire is seen here work­ing on a Child Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion book­let for a lit­tle tod­dler.

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