Child Identification Program

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has a child identification program—also known as “Kiddie Prints”—in which parents can have their children fingerprinted free of charge. This program has been offered to the citizens of Yuma County for many years. The fingerprinting is performed by the dedicated Sheriff’s Office League of Volunteers (S.O.L.V.) and Explorers.

EZ Child ID System

SOLV purchased the EZ Child ID System—a digital fingerprinting child identification system that captures all the vital information required by the Amber Alert system. The Child ID form includes all 10 fingerprints and is saved in PDF format. Parents will receive a printed Child ID card that includes a photo of the child and the Kiddie Prints Child ID form. In addition, parents will have the option of placing a lock of the child’s hair with their fingerprint form for a DNA sample.

The fingerprint forms should be stored in a safe yet easily accessible place such as a fire safe lock box or a safe. If these options are not available to you, the fingerprint forms can be placed in a plastic storage bag and then placed in your freezer.

NOTE: All files are deleted after each session.


Contact Information

Persons wishing to have large groups of children fingerprinted can contact the YCSO Volunteer Office to request that one of our volunteer groups come out and conduct a Kiddie Print detail.

For more information, please contact:

Sgt. Richard Meraz
SOLV Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: (928) 819-2212
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM