Sheriff’s office in Ohio adds BI2 Technologies’ iris recognition solution

The Richland County sheriff’s office recently deployed BI2 Technologies’ iris recognition solution known as the Inmate Recognition and Identification System, or I.R.I.S., to enable authorized staff to identify previously enrolled offenders using iris biometric technology, Richland Source reports.

The sheriff’s office is using I.R.I.S. to enroll and compare offenders iris biometrics against a national database of individuals who have been previously enrolled throughout the country to positively determine their identity in seconds.

“We will be using I.R.I.S in addition to using our existing fingerprint technology. The sheriff’s office will offer the technology to the police agencies within Richland County at no cost to them,” Sheriff Steve Sheldon said.

According to the BI2 Technologies web site, its biometric technologies and solutions are being used by law enforcement agencies in 47 states.

Last year the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition voted to partner with BI2 Technologies to expand its biometric identification program and system.

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