The Los Angeles County Regional Identification System (LACRIS) is responsible for the identification of all criminals arrested in the County. LACRIS personnel research, purchase, install and maintain all equipment used by 64 law enforcement agencies in over 150 locations throughout the County of Los Angeles. LACRIS trains over 1500 students the functionality of the Livescan machine, mobile fingerprint device, and facial recognition each year. The newest addition to the LACRIS collection of resources is the Automated Booking System (ABS). The ABS allows deputies and officers to book subjects from any Department computer or MDC and route that information directly to the Livescan machine, streamlining the booking process. LACRIS is always looking forward to the next piece of technology that can assist the law enforcement community.
Fingerprints are the oldest and one of the most important in all of forensic science. An AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) is one of the most common fingerprint databases utilized all over the world.
The use of iris recognition is gaining traction in physical and logical access control programs, including the U.S. government's personal identification verification program for authentication of federal employees and contractors.
The mobile identification Device better known as BlueCheck, is a portable fingerprint scanner for law enforecement personnel. It enables the user to perform on the spot fingerprint acquisition and matching them against the LACRIS ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System).
This is the automated searching of a facial image in a biometric database, typically resulting in a group of facial images ranked by a computer-evaluated similarity; also known as a candidate list.