Halifax County Sheriff's Office Promotes Child Identification Program

Halifax Co., VA - The Halifax County Sheriff's Office partnered with another organization to help families in case of a crisis Saturday.

The Sheriff's Office came together with the Virginia Masons to promote the Virginia Child Identification Program.

The program offers a comprehensive child identification and protection package.

The package includes a CD with the child's photo, fingerprints, description and voice.

The child's DNA sample is also included.

A representative from the Virginia Masons says if a child is missing, parents can quickly provide police with this information, and save a lot of time.

Around 40 children left with a package Saturday.