On May 25, National Missing Children’s Day, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in an event called “Take 25” in two ways. The Crime Prevention deputies will be at Frankie’s Fun Park located at 45 Park Woodruff Drive from 4 PM until PM distributing free child identification kits which contain fingerprint cards and DNA swabs.
Everyone is invited to Frankie’s Fun Park to receive these kits and learn more about safety programs that the Sheriff’s Office provides. Secondly, several School Resource Officers will be providing internet safety brochures and answering student’s questions during lunch periods. The schools that are participating are Blue Ridge Middle School, Northwest Middle School, Northwood Middle School, Blue Ridge High School, Wade Hampton High School, and Woodmont High School.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared May 25th to be National Missing Children’s Day. Every year since, organizations across the country have hosted events designed to protect children and provide information on child safety. In 2007 the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children began “Take 25” which is a campaign to provide education to parents and children on these issues.