West Virginia uses MorphoIDent for Fast ID on FBI RISC Database

Alexandria, Va.,

West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are successfully using MorphoIDent mobile ID devices supplied by MorphoTrak to make real-time identifications on both the WVSP and the FBI's Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) fingerprint databases. The FBI's RISC includes approximately 2 million records of wanted persons, sex offender registry subjects, and known or suspected terrorists. MorphoIDent is a smartphone-sized mobile fingerprint identification device developed by Morpho (Safran group). Using MorphoIDent in recent weeks, WVSP has made several identifications on the RISC database and dozens on the State's. These identification devices help WVSP officers quickly determine if a person detained during a routine traffic stop has outstanding wants or warrants — even if the person doesn't have ID or gives a false name. MorphoIDent quickly captures two of the person's fingerprints and immediately searches them against the state's criminal fingerprint databases and the FBI's RISC database. Within minutes the device vibrates to indicate that search results are available, and whether or not the individual can be safely and confidently cited and released.