At fingerprinting events, parents and children interact with trained PCSD Deputies to create a take-home identification kit. A child’s fingerprints will NOT be shared or entered into any database.
It is recommended that parents store this material with their family’s important documents. It takes just a few moments and children of any age can participate.
Above are images of the new digital fingerprint scanner and the machine that generates IDs
The computer generates a laminated ID. The ID is similar to a driver’s license with a photo of the child. Fingerprints are not put on the IDs. The children receive their new ID and a sheriff's badge from the officers!
The biggest concern from parents is whether or not we keep the fingerprints on file; the answer is no.
Fingerprinting sessions are held at the request of community groups, school groups, and daycares. This service is done free of charge.