The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado has unveiled new identification technology that is expected to replace fingerprint-based identification with iris-based identification, according to a Denver Post article. Arapahoe is the first county in Colorado to receive the technology, which was paid for thanks to a $10,000 National Sheriff’s Association grant.
The new system will be utilized for more than checking and registering criminals’ identifications. It also will be used for The Children’s Identification and Location Database (CHILD) project and Senior Safety Net as well.
Both the CHILD project and the Senior Safety Net utilize voluntary registration to help lost children or senior citizens with memory loss or dementia find their caretakers. While the new system is being used as a trial for Arapahoe County, if it is successful, the future could mean more technology throughout the county for law enforcement means with Arapahoe’s Sheriff Grayson Robinson potentially able to utilize devices such as smart phones to interact with the system and collect samples.
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