Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

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Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

 

Introduction – Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is a information technology system for reading, matching, searching and storing fingerprints, hand palm prints, latent prints and other demographic data. It has the necessary hardware and software to acquire, process, store, digitize and retrieve fingerprint and palm print images from ten print cards, latent print cards, and live image scans.

The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) compares these prints and identifies possible matches based on minutiae data, bifurcations and related demographic data. This processing of the prints are for the purpose of establishing  identification and creating an individual’s criminal history . This system serves as the central repository for  identification records relating to persons arrested throughout the country.

 

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Related systems:

  • Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems* (CCTNS)
  • COMMON INTEGRATED POLICE APPLICATION (CIPA)
  • CRIME AND CRIMINALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (CCIS)