Mello ID Program
How The Justin Mello KidPrint Program Works

The equipment and program, which is easily transportable and takes as little as 20 minutes to set up, includes a card printer, laptop computer, video camera, medical scale, and fingerprint capture device. A form is provided requiring name, date of birth, eye color, height, weight, and parent or guardian along with address and phone number. All the data is integrated into the police department database, and within minutes a durable plastic identification card is printed. Free annual updates are recommended and available at the police department.


In the event that a child gets lost or becomes missing, contact the police immediately.

History of KidPrint

The Justin Mello KidPrint Program has been established by the Anchor Bay Community Foundation to assist in the ongoing efforts of parents, schools, and community and law enforcement groups in keeping children safe. free community-wide program administered by the New Baltimore Police Department and assisted by volunteer staff, the program is offered as a service to families, schools and organizations serving those who reside in the geographic boundaries of the Anchor Bay School District.
After the tragic murder of Justin Mello in October 2000, hundreds of people from the community offered support and sympathy, donating thousands of dollars in Justin's memory to the Anchor Bay Community Foundation. Some of those funds have been endowed to create scholarships for law enforcement and criminal justice. The first of those was awarded in 2002.

The 1st annual New Baltimore Lions Club Polar Bear Plunge raised over $12,000 for Justin's Fund. At the request of the Mello Family, half of those funds have been used to purchase a KidPrint Child Identification Program. Future use of the identification system includes programs for schools, senior citizen facilities (in particular for residents suffering from Alzheimer's disease), and community events such as children's bike safety programs. The 2nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge, benefiting Justin's Fund took place on February 2, 2003.

Donation Form
Kid Print ID Form
Law Enforcement Identification Card
Misc City ID Form
Senior ID Form

Anchor Bay Community Foundation
51066 Washington Street
New Baltimore, MI 48047

Donations to the Foundation will help support the Justin Mello Identification Program, and grants, and scholarships for cultural, social, and educational programs.