August 30, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter
Sarasota County’s Sheriff’s Office processes approximately 15 thousand fingerprints annually in its never ending war on crime. It’s a demanding workload, to say the least. Fortunately, some heavy reinforcement came riding into town in the form of MorphoTrak (Safran)’s Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS). Costing the Sheriff’s Office a reported $1.2 million, the fingerprint biometric verification system is expected to aid in identifying even more offenders, keeping the streets safe.
The increased speed and accuracy that the MoprhoBIS brings to the law enforcement department has already started to flex its muscles as a biometric deputy: solving a number of open cases that were left cold due to the previous fingerprint matching system’s inability to identify perpetrators.
MorphoTrak is consistently in the news for its commitment to bringing biometric solutions to law enforcement agencies, both nationally and internationally. Similar Morpho technology has been deployed throughout Arizona in the past months. The MorphoIDent rides in Mesa patrol cars, allowing for in the field identity verification, and the BIOGUARD system from MorphoTrak is preventing prisoner identity fraud in Maricopa.