It will soon become much easier for law enforcement officers in Orange County, California, United States, to verify the identity of those arrested and detained using biometric mobile fingerprint scanners .
OC Register reports that the technology will be deployed by Virginia-based InCadence Strategic Solutions for a million-dollar-per-year contract that will run over a three-year period, with the option to renew it seven times on terms. one year. The number of devices to be handed over to each branch is still being determined, the report adds.
InCadence’s mobile fingerprint biometric scanners are equipped with the company’s Javelin hardware and its Ares mobile biometric software, also used by the FBI. The base Javelin model is the contracted device, but the bundled software and mobile devices will also be compatible with the Javelin + and JavelinXL, which also offer iris biometric capabilities. Javelin devices incorporate Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanners.
As per the deal, InCadence will provide between 450 and 500 fingerprint scanners for Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies and city police officers for their fieldwork. The process is expected to begin by the end of 2021, according to the OC registry.
The development has reportedly raised eyebrows, with some county residents expressing fears the device would be used to identify and arrest people during protests.
CO authorities have refuted claims that mobile biometric scanners will be used to identify only those legally required by law to identify themselves to law enforcement officials. In addition, it will only be able to identify those who have already been arrested and whose fingerprints are kept by the police or other law enforcement bodies. Fingerprint data collected on devices will not be stored.
“They are mainly used to identify individuals. If they’ve been arrested in the past, their information will be in the system, ”Bruce Houlihan, director of OC Crime Lab, told the public.
Sheriff Sergeant Dennis Breckner explained the functionality of the device. “The way it works now…., We put them in the car, we get as much booking information as possible. We take their fingerprint card, take them to jail and execute the card… and see if it matches the person’s name, ”he said.
This isn’t the first time California law enforcement has used mobile fingerprint scanners. The Anaheim Police Department has also been using similar BlueCheck mobile fingerprint scanners, provided by Thales, for nearly 10 years, and the Los Angeles Police Department and County Sheriff’s Department, according to the report. of Los Angeles have also used BlueCheck in the past, recalls OC Register.
InCadence was acquired by Xator Corporation earlier this year.
biometric identification | biometrics | criminal identification | fingerprint scanners | identity verification | InCadence strategic solutions | police