"It's important for identification purposes," Anton stressed. "In case there's an accident, they go missing or they are abducted -- it makes recovery so much easier for the police."
Anton said the tools also come in handy for other emergency situations.
"If you go on vacation you can take the poster with you," he said. "If the child breaks his arm and has to go to the emergency room, you give that poster to the paramedics or the ER and all the information is right there."
This free program is available year round at community safety events, Canal Day, after-school programs, and every Thursday afternoon at the DeWitt Police Department, 5400 Butternut Drive. To make an appointment with Investigator Anton, call 449-3640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.