Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is the first in the United States to use one of the most modern and accurate fingerprint matching technology.
The sheriff's office has upgraded its 10-year old Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to the Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS), from MorphoTrak.
AFIS includes tenprint, palmprint, and latent fingerprint processing, and allows searches of county criminal databases, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI. The MorphoBIS system architecture allows the sheriff's office to easily incorporate additional biometrics in the future such as face, tattoo and iris images as needed.
"We are already getting hits on crime scene prints that were previously unidentified in the old system" adds Brenda Viana, AFIS Supervisor. "Even low quality prints that couldn't be searched are being identified on the new system."