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Fingerprint scanners to be used to fight crime

The National Police in the cooperation of the United States Embassy has installed a modern Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) for recording legible fingerprints as part of the national biometric database. The system is intended to help fight crime and avoid identity theft.

Chief of the Police Major General Manuel Castro Castillo said that 16 fingerprint scanners will be installed. The first are already operating at the Police headquarters in Santo Domingo and another in San Cristobal and La Romana.

“With this equipment to capture fingerprints, the National Police takes a big step in modernizing our operations. These scanners will be useful in criminal investigation processes carried out by our institution,” said the chief of the Police.

Scanners will also be installed at Police and National Drug Control Agency (DNCD), the Central Department for Criminal Investigations of the Police (Dicrim), Attorney General Office Specialized Border Security (Cesfront). The biometric database will be linked to all these agencies.

Castro Castillo noted that this state of the art system is used by advanced police force in all of the world for investigating crime.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

June 25, 2015

Category: DR News |

  1. Samson

    About time too. Most countries have forensics too!!

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