UNC frat brothers donate toward ID system

Oct. 24, 2013 @ 06:35 PM

Phi Delta Theta fraternity this week donated money to the Chapel Hill Police Department to buy an EZ Child ID System.

The system, whose models range in price from $3,000 to $5,000, allows police to provide parents, at no charge, a CD and printout containing their child’s fingerprints, photograph and other vital information that could be used should the child ever go missing.

“ID kits have been used for years and they provide local police departments with both a good record, should a child ever go missing, as well as providing an opportunity for officers to talk to parents and their children about ways to stay safe,” Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said in a news release. He accepted the donation from the fraternity Wednesday at the police department headquarters. “We appreciate the partnership with Phi Delta Theta in bringing this important equipment to our community,” he said. “Hopefully, we will never need to use it.”

New members of the UNC North Carolina fraternity helped organize the EZ Child ID effort.

“We felt that the EZ Child ID System is something that will be easy to sustain, and will affect not only the community members that might go missing, but also the police department by giving them a leg up in a search,” said Louis Stephens, a Phi Delta Theta member.