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National Sheriffs’ Association signs iris biometric background check deal with BI2 Technologies


BI2 Technologies has signed a five-year exclusive national agreement with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) to provide biometric iris recognition as part of its ACCESS Background Check Program to more than 3,000 Sheriffs across the U.S.

The initiative, the first of its kind, according to the announcement, will see BI2 provide its Inmate Recognition and Identification System (I.R.I.S.) iris biometric system deployed to local Sheriff’s offices around the country to provide background checks on a pay-per-use basis, avoiding upfront costs for Sheriff’s Offices and even returning funds to them.

“For more than a decade, BI2 Technologies has been honored to receive the endorsement and support of the National Sheriffs’ Association,” explains BI2 Technologies President and CEO Sean G.Mullin. “Sheriffs across the nation have been using our iris biometric technologies to make our communities safer. Now, through this innovative partnership, BI2 Technologies will provide any Sheriff in the country who wants to participate – at no upfront cost to the Sheriff’s Office or county – with a complete background check system. This system will enable Sheriffs to provide this much needed service to the citizens of their counties at a more convenient and safe location – the local Sheriff’s Office.”

Citizens who need to complete state or FBI-certified background checks can do so using the new national background check solution.

The I.R.I.S system is already in place with several Sheriff’s Offices, including Richmond County in Ohio, which deployed it late last year.

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