FREEHOLD – The Youth ID Program will be offered at National Night out Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Long Branch, Neptune, Manalapan, Sea Girt, Fair Haven and Ocean Township.
The Youth ID Program consists of a credit card size photo ID of a child that is carried by a parent or guardian who maintains complete control of the card. In an emergency, the card can be given to local first responders to aid in the rapid location and safe return of a child.
Last month, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office issued more than 1,000 youth ID cards from July 23 through July 27 during the Monmouth County Fair.
“The Youth ID Program is offered year round and helps ensure the safety of our children, which is a top priority at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Shaun Golden said “The photo ID process is fast, friendly and does not compromise the privacy or identity of a child.”
The success of the Youth ID program would not be made possible without the assistance and dedication of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office clerical staff who worked at the Monmouth County Fair and the VISCOMP (Volunteers in Sheriff’s Community Programs) volunteers who participate in community programs.
“I commend the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office for this valuable program which is aimed at keeping our children safe,” said First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux. “When a child goes missing every second counts and this card could be used as a valuable source of information for law enforcement.”
To schedule a Youth ID Program please contact Kathy Morrison at 732-431-6400, ext. 1122.