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Michigan State Police appoint new biometric division head


Michigan State Police has promoted Jeremy Slavish to director of the department’s Biometric and Identification Division.

In his new position, Slavish is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the department’s efforts on criminal identification technologies.

Slavish came to the department in 1999 as a crime statistician in the Uniform Crime Reporting Unit and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University. He then spent four years as the project and program manager leading the effort to design and implement a state-wide facial biometric system before going into administration at state police headquarters. There, Slavish spent seven years as the senior executive roles to eventually become Assistant Division Director of the biometric division.

The Biometrics and Identification Division has a strong emphasis on the sciences and technologies that are critical to the future of public safety. The division helps position the department as a leader in the biometrics industry and follows models being established at the federal level. Michigan is the first state with this concentration highlighted within its organizational structure.

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