SBPD holds child fingerprinting event

South Bend, Ind. The parents of some area children have more piece of mind tonight after a trip to the South Bend Police station today.

The crime prevention unit held a safety ID/fingerprinting event from 3 to 7 p.m. today.

Dozens of children came with their parents as officers photographed them, took their fingerprints and all their vital information.

The parents were then given two wallet sized IDs and a larger copy for safe keeping at home.

It's an important tool to have in the event your child goes missing.

Bobbie Milligan wanted to make sure her children were fingerprinted before they go on vacation this summer.

“It will be helpful because of where we're going,” she said. “It's a large populated area. We're going to the smoky mountains in tennessee and dollywood. It would be easy for them to get lost in the crowd and they could easily be returned to me."

And once school lets out, South Bend Police will hold summer fingerprinting sessions at the station.

They will be Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until noon.

And Thursdays from noon until 4 p.m.