Union, NJ – Union police will once again be providing free Ident-A-Kid I.D. cards on Aug. 1, sponsored by Investors Bank.

In conjunction with National Night Out, Ident-A-Kid I.D. cards are given to parents for safekeeping.  According to police, the program emerged to assist parents who were frightened by headlines of missing and abducted children.  In addition to providing current information about the child with a photo, the program is designed to open a dialogue between police, parents and children, to assist in establishing procedures within the family to help keep children from becoming victims of predators.

The program is set for Aug. 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Investors Bank at 977 Stuyvesant Ave.  For more information, contact Union police at 908-851-5269 or jvargas@uniontownship.com.

In response to the question, “what do I do if my child is missing?”, police advice:

  • If missing from the home, search the home checking closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, or any place where the child would hide or may fall asleep.  Check with neighbors.
  • If missing from a store, notify the store manager, store security, and police.  When calling police, provide the child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and any other unique identifiers (such as eyeglasses, braces, scars, birthmarks, jewelry, etc.).  Tell the police what the child was wearing.  Also, provide addresses and phone numbers of nearby family and friends.