May 19 2015

Post Office to Hold Child Safety Program, Fingerprinting

By: Rich Hosford

Support an effort to find missing children and take steps to protect your own children in the process. 

The Burlington Post Office is hosting a Children’s Safety Awareness event on Friday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction of the release of the United States Postal Service’s Forget-Me-Not stamp.  

Part of the event will be an informational program where speakers from national, state and local agencies that work on missing and exploited children cases. They will answer questions from parents and give a talk to children about safety awareness and online safety. 

There will also be fingerprinting kits for parents to take home or children can be fingerprinted that day by the Burlington School Resource Officer. 


"We encourage parents and their children to stop by the post office, fingerprint their children and pick up safety materials," Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent said. "We want to help ensure no child ever goes missing or is exploited."


The post office will also introduce its new Forget-Me-Not stamp, which will be released to support the effort targeted at finding missing children. 

“Please support this very special cause and help us to recognize the people who work so hard to keep our children safe,” a notice from Burlington Post Office Postmaster Janet Atkinson states. “We promise that it will be both fun and educational for parents, grandparents and children of all ages.” 

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