Following last year’s pilot deployment of six MorphoIDent mobile biometric identification units in patrol vehicles, the Mesa, Arizona Police Department has purchased an additional 30 fingerprint capture devices from Morpho (Safran)’s U.S. subsidiary MorphoTrak.
“They now have enough MorphoIDent devices to cover all three of their daily patrol shifts in all four of their geographical districts, seven days a week. MorphoIDent is a great tool for us, and functions as a force-multiplier,” said the executive director of intelligence-led policing at Mesa PD, Bill Kalaf.
The MorphoIDent is designed to make law enforcement in the field more efficient: allowing officers to perform accurate biometrics-based identity checks by scanning the fingerprints of their subjects, making it possible to positively ID wanted or dangerous suspects and people lying about their true identity. All of this is done without bringing the subject to the station, saving the time of both the police force and the person who’s fingerprints are being compared to the criminal databases made accessible by the MorphoIDent, which has the ability to interface with the FBI’s Repository of Individuals of Special Concern (RISC).
Because the Mesa PD already had access to its original MorphoIDents, the instant RISC came online in Arizona, the law enforcement agency gained access to a database that includes roughly 2 million records of known or suspected terrorists, sex offender registry subjects and other wanted persons, whether they be a known Arizona offender, or a delinquent from another state. Now that the additional purchase has been made, Mesa will bennefit from around the clock policing, with identity verification now a mobile reality.
About MorphoTrak, Inc.:
MorphoTrak is the security division of high-technology company Morpho (Safran), providing biometric and identity management solutions to law enforcement, border control, drivers licenses, civil identifications, and facility/IT security markets as well as others.
For more information visit www.morphotrak.com
About Morpho (Safran):
Safran Group’s high-technology company is Morpho. Specializing in personal rights and flow management, Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are used all around the word to provide safety and security. Morpho products are used by over 450 government agencies across more than 100 different countries and have collected upwards of 3 billion fingerprints.
Contact: MorphoTrak, Inc., Eve Fillon, 703-797-2666, firstname.lastname@example.org