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April 16, 2013

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Ala. police awarded children's finger print scanner

The scanner is ideal for emergency situations where children are separated from their parents

The News Courier

ATHENS, Ala. — Athens Police Department will soon be able to purchase a new tool to help locate missing children.

The city received notice from Gov. Bentley’s office Thursday that the department was awarded a $15,816 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to buy a child’s digital fingerprint scanner.

Officers have been using ink to record a child's fingerprints for this program. The scanner will provide a more accurate recording with less mess.

Full Story: Athens Police Dept. awarded grant for fingerprint scanner