law enforcement

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

Another Police Force Opts for BIO-key’s Biometric Authentication Solutions

“The client is deploying hundreds of EcoID fingerprint readers across its organization, allowing staff to log into its internal network using BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows authentication software.” BIO-key continues to enjoy a rising profile in the law enforcement sector, with another national police force opting to use its biometric authentication technology to protect internal…

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

“… the Kiosk coordinates and conducts all the alcohol screening for the County thereby freeing up deputies for higher-value work.” – Patrick McKinney, General Manager, Precision Kiosk Technologies The use of automated breathalyzer kiosks for court-mandated alcohol screening continues to spread, with Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies playing a key role in the state of Wisconsin.…

British Home Secretary Backs Police Use of Facial Recognition

British Home Secretary Backs Police Use of Facial Recognition

“According to Javid, the new technology will help combat online child abuse and lower the amount of time that investigators need to spend looking at troubling images…” British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has voiced his support for ongoing police trials of facial recognition technology. His statements were made during the launch of new a £1.76…

BI2 Offers Background Checks and Iris Recognition to Sheriff’s Offices

BI2 Offers Background Checks and Iris Recognition to Sheriff’s Offices

BI2 Technologies has solidified its existing relationship with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). The company has announced that it will be providing local law enforcement with a comprehensive background check solution through an exclusive 5-year contract with the NSA. The contract specifically concerns BI2’s ACCESS Background Check Program, which will now be freely available to…

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Technologies India will be outfitting the Kerala State Police with a new automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The new tech is being rolled out through a partnership with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and will be available to law enforcement officers at more than 600 venues across the state.    C-DAC…

Toronto Police Chief Reveals Ongoing Use of Biometric Facial Recognition Tech

Toronto Police Chief Reveals Ongoing Use of Biometric Facial Recognition Tech

“The news of TPS’s use of facial recognition technology arrives at a time of heated debate over such practices, with civil and privacy rights advocates warning of potential overreach, as well as racial and gender disparities in the accuracy of facial recognition systems.” Police in Toronto have been using facial recognition technology for over a…

California Assembly Approves Ban of Body Cam Facial Recognition

California Assembly Approves Ban of Body Cam Facial Recognition

“The legislation not only bans the live use of facial recognition through police body camera feeds, but also bans the application of this technology to any data collected through such cameras.” The California Assembly has voted in favor of a piece of legislation – Assembly Bill 1215 – aimed at banning the use of facial…

AMREL Launches New FAP50 Rugged Tablet

AMREL Launches New FAP50 Rugged Tablet

AMREL has launched a new FAP50 mobile fingerprint scanner designed for use in law enforcement. Dubbed the BioSense AT80 Max, the rugged tablet is being billed as the lightest biometric device of its kind, and is sophisticated enough to overlook latent prints on the platen and to make full FBI-certified ten-finger readings in a range…

John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at IDEMIA’s 40th Annual Security Conference

John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at IDEMIA’s 40th Annual Security Conference

IDEMIA’s 40th annual Public Security Users Conference is set to kick off on April 30th, and the company is bringing in John Walsh to deliver the opening keynote and commemorate the event. Walsh is best known as the host of shows like CNN’s The Hunt, but he is also a staunch Victim’s Rights Advocate and…

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

In recent months, many companies have made headlines for selling biometric technology to police forces around the world. Microsoft, on the other hand, has done the opposite. Speaking at a conference at Stanford, company President Brad Smith revealed that Microsoft refused to sell its facial recognition tech to an unnamed law enforcement agency in California.…

IDEMIA Announces New FAP 30 Fingerprint Biometrics Scanner for Police Use in the Field

IDEMIA Announces New FAP 30 Fingerprint Biometrics Scanner for Police Use in the Field

“The device can operate wirelessly, with support for 4G/LTE connectivity, and it can operate despite dust, dirt, and strong sunlight.” IDEMIA has launched a new mobile fingerprint identification solution that could prove to be an invaluable aid for law enforcement authorities. Called RapID X1, the handheld device boasts of an FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

New FAP 50 Biometric Handheld Supports 4-4-2 Live Scan, Wi-Fi Communications

New FAP 50 Biometric Handheld Supports 4-4-2 Live Scan, Wi-Fi Communications

A new biometric handheld device from SIC Biometrics could prove to be a powerful tool in law enforcement, banking, and other application areas. Called the IdentiFI-50, it’s billed as the world’s first Live Scan FAP 50 devices that support communications over Wi-Fi. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, and it’s rugged, with…

Florida Man Busted for Passport Fraud Thanks to Integrated Biometrics Tech

Florida Man Busted for Passport Fraud Thanks to Integrated Biometrics Tech

Fingerprint scanning technology from Integrated Biometrics is proving its worth to police officers in Florida: The company says that one of its fingerprint sensor solutions recently helped to expose an individual using a fraudulent ID. As Integrated Biometrics explained in a statement, Florida’s Escambia County recently ordered the Evolution handheld identification device from DataWorks. The…

Wisconsin County Installs New Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk

Wisconsin County Installs New Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk

Don’t let the name fool you. Iowa County is in the state of Wisconsin, not the state of Iowa, and it is now the fifth Wisconsin county with a new Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk from Precision Kiosk Technologies. The AB Kiosk has been installed at the Iowa County Jail in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, where it will be…

Biometric Background Check Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case in Florida

Biometric Background Check Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case in Florida

Biometric technology has helped to crack open a 20-year-old murder case in Delray Beach, Florida. In August of 1998, 68-year-old Sondra Better was working alone in a consignment shop when she was stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Though suspicious fingerprints were left behind at the scene of the crime, they didn’t match any criminal records.…

Kenya Completes Biometric Registration of Law Enforcement Officers

Kenya Completes Biometric Registration of Law Enforcement Officers

The government of Kenya has automated law enforcement human resources. Specifically, the Ministry of the Interior has implemented a National Police Service Information Management System, registering the rank and information of every person in the country’s Administration Police Service, National Police Service, and Department of Criminal Investigations. The enrollment process included biometric registration for each…

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

Gemalto Supplies CABIS, LiveScan Tech to Uganda’s National Police Force

Gemalto Supplies CABIS, LiveScan Tech to Uganda’s National Police Force

Ugandan police now have a powerful new biometric tool at their disposal, thanks to Gemalto. The company has revealed that its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System, or CABIS, is now being used by the Uganda Police Force together with its LiveScan technology. CABIS was first developed by 3M Cogent, which was acquired by Gemalto in…

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