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Orange County Sheriff's Department Brings Operation Safe Child to Chester Learning Center

Lt. Tamara Dreyer helps Brayden with his finger printing.

On April 26, 2017, the staff at the Chester Learning Center partnered with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to host Operation Safe Child. Students met with local law enforcement representatives and talked about safety in the community.  

Operation Safe Child was designed by the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services. At this event, deputies took a picture of each student and scanned their fingerprints as well. Within a few minutes, identification cards were made. The ID card has pertinent information about the child. This information includes the child’s name, date of birth, eye and hair color, along with the child’s height and weight. To have an ID created students must have the parental consent form completed.

Over 60 students in the Chester Learning Center's STRIVE, IDT and SPARC programs had the opportunity to have a Safe Child ID. ID cards were created and sent home to parents for safekeeping.

The Sheriff’s Department recommends that ID cards are updated every year. We look forward to collaborating on this event annually.

Staff and students at the Chester Learning Center would like to thank Officer Ana Hernandez, Lt. Tamara Dreyer and Trina Piccolo and Explorers; Cadet Devon Pelton, Sgt. Heather Wangenstein and Cpl. Adam Buesing for all of their efforts during this  event!

Photo caption of volunteers below: Front row: Cadet Devon Pelton, Sgt. Heather Wangenstein and Cpl. Adam Buesing. Back row: Officer Ana Hernandez, Lt.Tamara Dreyer and Trina Piccolo. 


Volunteers for Operation Safe Child

Ana Hernandez

Officer Ana Hernandez creates joint ID cards for brothers Victor and Michael.


Christina gets her fingerprints scanned.


Lt. Tamara Dreyer measures Laurence’s height for his ID card.