During Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, Helen Police Chief Brian Stephens announced his department will hold a class aimed at preventing identity theft on Monday May 8 at 6 p.m. inside City Hall. The class will last about 90 minutes.
Stephens said a lot of information will be provided along with handouts followed by a question and answer session for those who attend.
Issues covered will include how to protect yourself, knowing what to do and what not to do. Stephens said it will also cover the latest scams being used to gain your identity. The class is free and open to all Helen and White County residents. To reserve a seat, call the Helen Police Department at 706-878-2722.
On June 26 and 27 at 10 a.m. in the Helen Library Stephens said his department will conduct an event aimed at helping to identify missing children.
Stephens said parents can bring their child to the library to be finger printed and submit a DNA sample, “In case, God forbid, something did happen to the child. It’s aimed at protecting the children.”
Stephens said the DNA sample can be provided by the parent taking a clipping of the child’s hair. The clipping would then be put together with the fingerprints and kept in a safe place.