Derbyshire Police to carry finger print scanners whilst on duty in Derbyshire!
Police officers are now carrying finger print scanners whilst out in patrol. This allows them to instantly identify someone that may be suspicious.
The new system is available via the national Biometrics Service Gateway and will allow officers, via a handheld device, to check fingerprints against criminal records and immigration records by connecting to two live databases (IDENT1 and IABS).
There will be around 250 devices administered to Derbyshire officers and we feel it is a fantastic idea.
Finger-print technology has advanced in many industries and sectors, so it is fantastic to see it being used on a day-to-day basis in the police force too!