Free EZ Child Identification Kits and Silver Alert Program


Would you know what to do if your child went missing? Every year hundreds of thousands of children are reported 'missing' across the country. It doesn't matter if they've been abducted, wandered away in a crowd, or returned late from the mall. The first moments are crucial in helping track them down and begin our investigative search. For parents, it's difficult to provide officers with the necessary information to help find their child in a crisis. That is why Santa Fe Police are offering EZ Child ID! It is the most comprehensive, technologically advanced digital fingerprinting and photo-storing database system available, and we are the first department in the state to use it.

The system records a child's weight, height, vital facts, FBI-quality fingerprints, pictures, and even a video of an officer interviewing the child about their favorite hobbies, interests, and places to hang out, so we know where to look first during an emergency. The information is stored on a disk or emailed directly to the parent (NO info is kept on record by the department). If the child ever goes missing, parents provide the file to the department, and detectives have everything necessary to launch a Missing Person, Amber, or, in the case of senior citizens, a Silver Alert.

Silver Alert kits are identical to Child ID, but with a few modifications to include medications and ailments, the person may have. Silver Alerts are issued if an older adult goes missing from a nursing home or wanders away from a caregiver. 

The EZ Child ID System is Amber Alert and Silver Alert certified through the Department of Justice, making it even easier to issue a statewide or nationwide search when necessary.

Please get in touch with Officer Erica Montoya at if you are interested in hosting or scheduling an event.