NYPD using MorphoTrak biometrics data system

September 23, 2012 - 

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is currently using MorphoBIS, a next generation automated biometric information system from Morpho Trak, a subsidiary of Morpho, which is owned by SAFRAN.

MorphoBIS is the product of the merger of leading AFIS providers Morpho and Printrak.

With MorphoBIS, the NYPD can handle 10-print and latent matching accuracy. It uses lights-out processing, which has helped NYPD fingerprint technicians in finding potential hits for verification. MorphoBIS is capable of integrating fingerprints, palm prints, face images, signatures, and other descriptive data.

“Over the last 15-plus years, MorphoTrak has proudly helped America’s largest municipal police force ensure the safety of its citizens,” said Daniel Vassy, President and CEO of MorphoTrak. “We look forward to serving NYPD well into the future.”

And the future could include the possibility of interoperability of NYPD’s biometric information system with those of nearby states, which MorphoTrak also services with MorphoBIS. In this way, multiple police departments will be able to cross search each other’s systems, leading to more accurate identification and ultimately convictions.

Morpho’s biometric matching technology is ranked number one by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) for lights-out latent fingerprint accuracy, providing agencies with the most cost-effective solution to process large numbers of latent searches while allowing their experts to focus on the most critical cases.

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T’ash Spencer writes full time for BiometricUpdate.com. She has 15 years experience in the field of regional planning and earned her Master’s of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management from the University of Dortmund, Germany. Follow her @tashspencer1.