The Sierra Vista Police Department’s first Child Identification (CHIP) & Bike Registration Day was such a huge success that they are offering it again on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Police Station. At their first event, over 100 children were registered for the CHIP program providing parents with an Amber Alert ready package that contained their child’s DNA swab, color photo, fingerprints, and a recorded interview. This free program is provided by volunteers from the Cochise County “CHIP” Program.
“According to the volunteers of the CHIP program, our first event was the largest group that they’ve ever processed by over 30 kids,” said Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, police community resource/public information officer. “This feedback along with community support encouraged us to offer future opportunities for parents.”