Operation Kidsafe has a permanent home in Clovis.
Josh and Kimberlee Phanco, owners of the Phanco Group Allstate Insurance agency in a shopping center on the southeast corner of Fowler and Shepherd avenues, had a ribbon-cutting Friday for an Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Center inside their office.
The program uses digital systems to capture the fingerprints of children along with a full digital head and shoulder photograph. The information is printed on hard copy and handed to parents for safe keeping; no records are kept in the system There is an area on the document for parents to update with a current photo.
Should a child become lost or be kidnapped, parents have a document that can help law enforcement find their child.
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It’s a free service, available during business hours, Josh Phanco said. And the couple plans to occasionally take the system to events.
The system is designed for children over 1 year of age and special-needs adults.
Operation Kidsafe has centers throughout the U.S. Its sponsors also have a touring program that made a stop at Toyota of Clovis in 2016.