IdentoGO by MorphoTrust Strengthens Public Safety with Fingerprinting Contracts in Two States
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) today announced that it has signed contracts to provide fingerprinting services for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the West Virginia State Police (WVSP). The services provided through the company's IdentoGO® Centers will support the vetting of individuals applying for jobs or licenses in childcare, finance, law enforcement, nursing, education and other fields where fingerprint-based background checks are required by law or regulation in these states.
The contract signed with West Virginia State Police will cover secure fingerprint capture services for all individuals in the state who are mandated by legislation to undergo criminal history background checks, for example teachers, nurses, volunteers, foster and adoptive parents. The agreement is the result of a successful re-bid for a contract MorphoTrust previously had with WVSP, and is designed as an annual contract with six one-year extension options. IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust currently process 70,000 applicants annually in West Virginia, and that number is expected to grow to 80,000-90,000 per year. MorphoTrust will expand the number of IdentoGO Centers to 27 locations statewide to provide even more options to West Virginians.
MorphoTrust entered into a new contract with DCJS after being the successful bidder for New York's Vendor-Managed Civil Fingerprint Capture System. The company has contracted with New York State since 2009 to provide fingerprinting services to employers, agencies or other entities required by law or regulation to conduct fingerprint-based background checks on prospective employees or those seeking certain licenses. MorphoTrust estimates it will serve approximately 450,000 individuals annually, including those applying for jobs with, or seeking a license from 44 New York State agencies, authorities and boards.
"These awards illustrate our commitment to delivering fingerprinting and other biometric and identity-related services to a number of states for a variety of programs," said Charles Carroll, senior vice president for identity services at MorphoTrust. "As we continue to expand our IdentoGO Center locations and services offered, we look forward to making it even easier for citizens to participate in biometric-based background checks wherever and whenever they are needed, and ultimately enhance public safety."
About IdentoGO® Centers
IdentoGO® Centers by MorphoTrust is a leading provider of enrollment and other identity-related services through a growing nationwide network of over 1100 convenient locations. Covering all 50 states and U.S. territories, IdentoGO Centers serve over 4.5 million customers each year, offering electronic fingerprinting, photo services, criminal history reports, and enrollment in the TSA Pre✓® program.
About MorphoTrust® USA
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is "The Identity Company," providing market-leading solutions and services to state and federal agencies as well as businesses that simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans. The company's offerings help ensure individuals are who they claim to be through the use of document authentication, data verification and biometric identification (face, fingerprints, iris and skin). Forty-two of 50 states use MorphoTrust solutions to produce 80% of the U.S. driver licenses and IDs – the documents citizens rely on to exercise their civil rights, gain access to benefits and services, and ensure trusted transactions while reducing fraud and enhancing national security. Other programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 3 million customers annually.
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