ORILLIA, ON, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - When a child goes missing, every
second counts. A current photo is sometimes the most important tool to
help quickly and safely locate a child. Too often, valuable time is
lost when parents are gathering information and photos of their child
to provide to police.
A new free App called Find Me ID, allows parents to quickly disseminate their child's pertinent
information in the event of an emergency to their local law enforcement
agency or other emergency contacts.
The App was developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It
will allow parents to store current photographs and information about
their child, and will automatically prompt parents to update that
information from data that is readily available on their smartphone.
The information from Find Me ID can be transferred quickly through electronic means such as cell phones
or computers, to those who need it most when a child goes missing or is
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is supporting this important
initiative to enhance safety and help reduce the time it takes to get
information about missing children to police.
"As a public safety organization, we know that acting quickly when a
child is missing is of paramount importance to the successful recovery
of the child. The OPP is fully supportive of the use of this social
media tool that will assist law enforcement agencies and first
responders to locate and return children in a timely manner," said
Superintendent Bernie Murphy, Director of OPP Behavioural, Forensic and
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Sgt. Shelly Tuck
Forensic Identification Support Services
Phone: (705) 329-6504