Honolulu PD facial recognition solution now accessible to police across Hawaii

January 28, 2015 - 

MorphoTrak announced today that after only a year in operation, the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center in Honolulu is expanding access to its MorphoFace Investigate mugshot system to all counties in the state.

The MorphoFace Investigate system provides fast and accurate facial searches, crosschecked against a database of more than 450,000 photos and videos of known identities.

MorphoTrak’s system is able to link a crime to a suspect by matching facial images, as well as link different crimes by matching similar facial images.

Additionally, the system can search for missing and wanted persons using a photo.

“Building on the partnership with the Honolulu Police Department, our largest local law enforcement agency, the State is expanding access to all counties in the State of Hawaii,” said Liane Moriyama, administrator of the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Department of the Attorney General.

Since being in operation, MorphoFace Investigate has helped the Honolulu Police Department identify previously unknown criminal suspects and homicide victims, as well as provide other important investigative intelligence.

The technology has helped in analyzing image frames from video and CCT to resolve identity theft cases.

The accuracy of Morpho’s facial recognition algorithms – which scored in the top tier in recent NIST tests — has greatly benefited the technology’s accuracy even with low resolution, poor quality imagery.

“Honolulu Police Department’s successful use and statewide expansion is a tribute to their advanced work with this important technology,” said Celeste Thomasson, president and CEO of MorphoTrak. “Our focused investment in this area will continue to bring real benefits to our many customers and the citizens they protect.”

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