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Palm Bay Police Department formally announces IntegenX partnership

Categories Biometrics News  |  Law Enforcement

Florida’s Palm Bay Police Department formally announced its partnership with IntegenX today at a press conference.

“This is one of the best crime-fighting tools we’ve seen in decades,” Palm Bay Police Chief Doug Muldoon said of the IntegenX RapidHIT200 system they’ve been using, Florida Today reports.

As previously reported in BiometricUpdate.com, the RapidHIT200 made its official U.S. Launch earlier this year, boasting a rugged, portable design and time savings, cost reductions and ease-of-use solutions needed by law enforcement agencies today.

The RapidHIT200 is a self-contained human identification system, which can produce a full DNA profile in less than 90 minutes. According to the company, benefits of this system include the ability to ensure only those guilty of their crimes are convicted, to easily identify victims and criminals and to reduce the strain on resources devoted to questionably-effective intuitive crime-solving methods – not to mention scientific lab analysis of DNA samples and the already over-crowded prison system.

Rapid DNA is a growing focus for biometrics in many sectors. It was recently announced that starting next January, the University of North Texas will conduct Rapid DNA tests on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense. This testing will involve a prototype funded by the Department of Defense, along with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as a part of their joint “Accelerated Nuclear DNA Equipment” program.

The Palm Bay Police Department is an early adopter of the ParidHIT200 system, and has been testing it along with IntegenX previous to today’s announcement.

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