New AFIS system unveiled in Haryana, India

July 13, 2012 - 

The Indian state of Haryana recently ordered its police force to fingerprint all arrested persons. These biometric samples will then be submitted for processing and storage in a new automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The AFIS is a new effort in the state’s fight against crime. Consequently, fingerprints captured at crime scenes from all over the state will be inputted and analyzed in the AFIS.

The district headquarters in Karnal has been outfitted with the system with the aid of the State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB). This way, fingerprints taken from a crime scene and those of arrested criminals can be automatically uploaded into the system, which allows for quick storage, identification and immediate action from the law enforcement agency. Other district offices will also be given the new technology in an effort to detect and prevent crime in their areas.

Making the police district headquarters in Haryana more scientific and technologically advanced will greatly help in raising the level of security in the state. The establishment of the AFIS in these agencies comes as a result of the combined efforts of SCRB and the Karnal District Police.

What do you think? What other biometric measures can be adopted by local law enforcement agencies to combat crime? Let us know in the comments.

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