What is the Guardian Kids ID Program?
It’s a free community service that helps us spread the word about the importance of child safety while providing parents with tools to help keep their children safe. This program gives parents the opportunity to have their child’s fingerprint and photo taken and printed on a wallet-sized ID badge that they can keep in case of an emergency.
The program utilizes a state-of-the-art fingerprinting lab and digital equipment and has been utilized by various local agencies, including law enforcement, EMS, and fire departments. The Guardian Kids ID badge can be extremely valuable to law enforcement in the event a child is missing or abducted. Since 1997, this program has served over 15,000 families.
Why does Guardian offer this program at no charge?
Community partnership is key to our mission of educating the public about life safety and the value of security products and services.
We’re always in awe when we hear how a Guardian Kids ID badge was used to help find a child who slipped out of sight at a shopping mall or even to help locate a family member who’d lost a wallet with the card inside of it.
Through our Guardian Kids ID Program, we help raise awareness about child safety, parents receive an invaluable resource, and the kids have a blast!
Who can use the Guardian Kids ID Program?
We have held events with police departments, fire departments, crime watch organizations, schools, day care centers, and child safety groups.
We invite everyone who shares our passion for helping protect children to reach out to us!
Is My Event Eligible?
The program can take place as a part of a planned community event, or it can be scheduled as a standalone event. To be eligible for a Guardian-staffed Kids ID fingerprinting table at your event, the following requirements must be met:
- Your event is at least six weeks away
- Your event will be attended by at least 1,000 guests.
- Your event takes place within a 25-mile radius of any one of these eight Guardian office locations: 174 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086 | 4710 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite F-1, Tampa, FL 33634 | 4013 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 | 100 Dominion Drive Suite 101, Morrisville, NC 27560 | 4423 Professional Parkway, Groveport, OH 43125 | 7010 First Place Suite H, Oakwood Village, OH 44146 | 9852 Windisch Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 | 5627 University Heights Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78249
Is Your Event Not Eligible? We May Still Be Able To Help!
Do It Yourself Child ID packets can also be ordered at no charge. These sturdy, card-stock paper packets include an ink strip that lets you fingerprint the child’s left and right thumbs and save the images directly in the packet. There is also a place for the child’s photo. To be eligible for these, your event must take place in one of our zip codes. Click here to check zip codes. If you meet eligibility, here’s how to request your Child ID packets: click here and complete the form found on the page.
Where does the information on the Guardian Kids ID badge go?
Your personal information belongs to you alone, and we fully recognize your concern about protecting your family’s information. Guardian Protection does not keep a database or archive any of your child’s information from a Guardian Kids ID event.
Additionally, we require sponsors, companies, or individuals involved in this event to refrain from collecting, reproducing, or otherwise distributing any personal or private information collected during our Kids ID events.