The Maryland Masonic Child Identification Program
WHAT IS MDCHIP?
The Maryland Masonic Child Identification Program follows the exact protocols established by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – the agency responsible for the “Amber Alert” national response system. We collect every bit of data law enforcement officials require when a child is reported as missing or abducted, and provide it to the parent or guardian. We do not retain any of the information collected. Our computers are certified as such for your child’s protection.
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
The completed packet contains a USB stick with the child’s name address, height, weight eye, and hair color, description of distinguishing marks, notes on any health issues, birth date, parent/guardian contact information, several photos, digital fingerprints, and a brief video interview of the child talking on camera. A cheek swab is also used to collect a sample of the child’s DNA (parents of younger children may opt to do the DNA sample at home). All of the above is placed into an easily recognizable envelope and given to the parent/guardian for safekeeping.
HOW TO OBTAIN THIS SERVICE?
Contact us if you would like this service provided at your community event. We will do our best to meet your needs.