The Noble County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana has launched an iris recognition-based biometric system designed to collect iris data in addition to the fingerprint data already collected from suspects being booked at the department, according to a WANE article.
The system, which was designed and provided by biometric technology developer BI2 Technologies, will only collect and store biometric data from criminals.
Indiana is one of the latest states to receive the system from BI2. Some 46 other states have also implemented the same system as Indiana over the past 5-years.
Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp first saw the technology at this year’s annual Sheriff’s Conference as he saw the technology to be a particularly helpful tool in tracking sex offenders who frequently try to give false information in an effort to avoid being tracked.
Harp hopes to see other agencies throughout the state employ the same technology so the shared database in state would become that much more of a valuable tool for police officers identifying suspects of crimes.
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