March 1, 2016 -
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has signed contracts to provide fingerprinting services through the company’s IdentoGO Centers for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the West Virginia State Police (WVSP).
The fingerprinting services will support the vetting of individuals applying for jobs or licenses in childcare, finance, law enforcement, nursing, education and other fields where fingerprint-based background checks are required by law or regulation in these states.
The contract signed with West Virginia State Police will cover secure fingerprint capture services for those who are mandated by state legislation to undergo criminal history background checks, such as teachers, nurses, volunteers, foster and adoptive parents. The WVSP agreement is the result of a successful re-bid for a contract MorphoTrust previously had and is designed as an annual contract with six one-year extension options.
MorphoTrust says it will expand the number of IdentoGO Centers to 27 locations statewide and expects to process 80,000-90,000 applicants per year.
MorphoTrust entered into a new contract with DCJS after being the successful bidder for New York’s Vendor-Managed Civil Fingerprint Capture System.
MorphoTrust estimates it will serve approximately 450,000 individuals annually, including those applying for jobs with, or seeking a license from 44 New York State agencies, authorities and boards.
“These contracts illustrate our commitment to delivering fingerprinting and other biometric and identity-related services to a number of states for a variety of programs,” said Charles Carroll, senior vice president for identity services at MorphoTrust. “As we continue to expand our IdentoGO Center locations and services offered, we look forward to making it even easier for citizens to participate in biometric-based background checks wherever and whenever they are needed, and ultimately enhance public safety.”
Earlier this year, MorphoTrust announced that more than two million travelers have enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Precheck program through its IdentoGO centers.