School Program

Child Getting Fingerprinted at McGruff School EventThe McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System program is designed for preschool through 6th grade children.

Franchisees schedule events at schools, day cares, summer camps or special events and digitally fingerprint and photograph the children whose parent(s) wish them to participate in this national child safety/education program.

Franchisees provide the parent(s) with a letter explaining the program, what they will receive, and obtain written permission to process the child.

No child will be fingerprinted or photographed without parental consent.

Franchisees provide the teachers with McGruff the Crime Dog and other educational videos to play while we process the participating children.


The videos are for all of the children to watch, so all the children will benefit. These videos include:

  • No! Not Me, Not Ever!
  • McGruff® on Personal Property
  • McGruff's Bully Alert
  • McGruff on Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws
  • Staying Away from Strangers
  • Faux Paw the Techno Cat Online Education Series

Children Watching a Safety Presentation at a McGruff Safe Kids School EventFranchisees also provide the teachers with an educational lesson plan for a question and answer session after the viewing of the educational DVDs.

Because our system is computerized, there is no messy ink to clean up.

Franchisees bring everything they need with them, all that is required is one electrical socket to plug in the equipment. The process is instant, so in most instances, the McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System package is ready before the franchisee leaves.

The franchisees charge a small fee for this service. There is no minimum amount of children needed for franchisees to hold an school event. If only one parent wants to participate in this program, it is important enough for franchisees to set up and process that child.