Potsdam students fingerprinted and entered in database as part of 'Operation Safe Child Program'
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:26 am

POTSDAM -- Local law enforcement agencies and the Potsdam Elks Lodge teamed up to create photo ID's and establish an information database that can be used in case a child goes missing.

The Potsdam Police Department, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and Potsdam Elks Lodge #2074 recently partnered with the Lawrence Avenue Elementary School to bring the Operation Safe Child Program to the school.

Nearly 300 students participated in the program that establishes an information data base on the student and provides a photo ID of the student.

The information can be used for an Amber Alert situation.

The Elks provided a $550 donation to cover costs for digital ribbons that produced the ID cards. Elk’s member Tim Welpe, DDGER, presented the donation on behalf of Potsdam Lodge to Officer Kyle Fink of the Potsdam Police Department.

Also pictured are Lawrence Avenue Elementary School Principal Larry Jenne, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department Deputy Suzanne Williams and students Logan Kellogg and Noel Newton. Officer Fink and Deputy Williams serve their respective Departments as Juvenile Officers and coordinated the program.