South Dakota authorities will conduct a child identification clinic for parents and guardians of children in the Elk Point Jefferson school district next week.
The free event is SDCHIP, part of an initiative of the Masons of North American that generates completed packages of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians.
The types of identification that are collected include dental impressions, a DNA cheek swab, a digital still photo, fingerprints and a video imaged interview.
All of the identifying materials are returned to the child's family to be kept as a kit in the event that a child becomes missing.
The program will take place in the Elk Point School at 402 South Douglas next Monday and Tuesday from 4pm until 8pm.