Operation Kidsafe opens in Merriam, offers free picture and fingerprint station for parents

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MERRIAM, Kan. — Operation Kidsafe is partnering with Hendrick Lexus in Merriam to provide parents the ability to have their child’s picture and fingerprints taken in case of an emergency. It’s information that can be provided to police should the unthinkable happen.

Operation Kidsafe founder Mark Bott is an internationally known child safety advocate who has worked for 17 years on projects like the Amber Alert, Meagan’s Law and hosted over 100 child safety town meetings and worked with John Walsh (Host of America’s Most Wanted) and many other leaders in law enforcement, legislation and education.

Bott said he wanted to Operation Kidsafe to be free and private for parents. Currently 41 stations have been set up throughout the United States and Canada. Although there is no station in Missouri, parents in the Show-Me state can use the one in Merriam.

The process is fast and free. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart went through the process on live television to show parents what exactly takes place. See his segment in the video below.

The Kansas Operation Kidsafe station is located at the Hendrick Lexus dealership at 6935 W. Frontage Road in Merriam, Kan.