PRESQUE ISLE, MAINE—On March 9, the Fort Fairfield Border Patrol Station's Explorer Post 194, will be assisting the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office with fingerprinting children at the Aroostook Centre Mall for a child safety event as part of the Boy Scouts of America's Northstar District Annual Scout Show.
Fingerprinting children is a child safety tool that will assist parents in possessing up-to-date detailed information about their child. When time can be the greatest adversary, this information, along with recent photographs and the child's height and weight are invaluable tools for law enforcement in the event a child goes missing.
As part of the Explorer Post 194's community service projects, Explorer Post members will be assisting the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office from 10 am to 3 pm fingerprinting children. This is a free service to parents. Once the child is fingerprinted, the cards will be given to parents for safekeeping in case their child goes missing.
Law Enforcement Explorers is a program for young adults between the ages of 14 to 21. This hands-on program promotes self-confidence, responsibility, leadership and citizenship qualities to participants by promoting positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities, and leading by example in performing a wide variety of activities and community service projects throughout Maine.
Individuals interested in exploring a law enforcement career, promoting character development and acquiring skills in such areas as management, supervision, instruction, public speaking, and community relations are encouraged to contact Supervisory Border Patrol Agent John Krause at (207) 476-5100 or the Houlton Sector Public Affairs Office at (207) 532-6521 for future Explorer Post classes.
For more information on the CBP Explorer Program, please visit the CBP web site.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.