WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — State officials will be in Watertown Tuesday evening to encourage parents to register their kids in a comprehensive child identification program.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CDT as part of the National Night Out promotion.

SDCHIP generates packages of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians. The information includes dental impressions, a DNA cheek swab, a digital still photo, fingerprints and a video image interview.

The South Dakota Child Identification Program is part of MASONICHIP, an initiative of the Masons.

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