Missouri Uses Mobile ID for Enhanced Public Safety
MorphoIDent Quickly Searches Both State and FBI Databases
Alexandria, Va., March 6, 2013
MorphoIDent, a handheld mobile fingerprint identification device provided by MorphoTrak, a US subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), now allows patrol officers in Missouri to identify wanted or dangerous persons in the field without transporting them to a patrol station. With an interface to the FBI’s Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC), officers are even able to tell if the person is wanted in another state. The national RISC database includes approximately 2 million records of wanted persons, sex offender registry subjects, and known or suspected terrorists. The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) can now simultaneously search the state and the RISC fingerprint databases.
Just days after the RISC interface went live in Missouri, MorphoIDent made its first RISC match. When a man with no identification driving a dirty vehicle with clean plates was pulled over, an MSHP trooper used MorphoIDent to verify the person did not pose a risk. Within 30 seconds of fingerprint capture the device vibrated, signaling that results were available and that the man was wanted in Georgia.
In addition to determining true identity when a person gives a false name or has no ID, MorphoIDent can clear someone with the same name as another person, or confirm identification of incapacitated or deceased individuals. If there is no match, the print is discarded and the officer sends the individual on their way.
MorphoTrak, Inc., a subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, driver licenses, civil identification, and facility/IT security. Reporting to Morpho, the Safran’s security division, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as rapid DNA identification and secure credentials. With over 35 years’ experience, Morpho has captured more than 3 billion fingerprints and Morpho products are used by more than 450 government agencies in over 100 countries. MorphoTrak is headquartered near Washington D.C., with major corporate facilities in Anaheim, CA Concord, CA and Federal Way, WA. www.morphotrak.com.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
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