TNCHIP is an acronym that stands for Tennessee Child Identification
. It is designed to give Tennessee families a little more peace of mind and protection against the increasing
problem of missing and abducted children. The program uses a kit filled with everything from surveys to photos,
fingerprint kits to provide information to the authorities when needed.
Microchips are NOT used in this program
TN CHIP was established to raise public awareness concerning the risk of abduction or exploitation that our
children now face in today's society. At each TN CHIP Event parents are provided, at no cost, a Complete ID
Package that has been designed to provide a thorough description of their child. Each Id Packet contains vital
identifying items for a child such as comprehensive identification questionnaire, hair samples, DNA sample, etc…
The ID packets are retained by the parents and each parent is encouraged to annually update their child's ID kit
as they grow with a current photo and any other pertinent information about their child that may aid Law
Enforcement Agencies in the recovery of their child should the unthinkable ever happen.