According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, on average more than 2,000 children are reported missing each and every day in our nation. The Federal Berea of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) reports that as of July 30, 2004 there were 47,842 in NCIC with 30,622 of those people having been missing for at least one year.
Currently, the United States does not have a national biometric identification information registry that could help locate and identify these missing adults and children. The Children's Identification and Location Database (CHILD) project was created to help fill this need by creating a national database using Iris Recognition Biometric Technology.
Over 1,400 Sheriff's Departments nationwide have signed up to become a part of the CHILD project as funding becomes available.
Recently, the Miami County Sheriff's Office has received grants that will allow us to purchase this equipment to help protect the children of Miami County. We are expecting to begin this exciting new project in the first quarter of 2007. Check back with this page for updates on this project.