Touch Screen and Scan Fingerprint

1 decade 3 years 1 week ago Friday, August 11 2006 Aug 11, 2006 Friday, August 11, 2006 9:11:48 PM CDT August 11, 2006 in News

In the past month, about 125 livescan machines have gone to police and sheriff departments in the state.

They used to rely on paper fingerprints, tediously inking each suspect's digits and pressing them on paper sheets.

Now, the Jefferson City Police Department uses livescan.

"From time to time, when we arrest people who give us false names, and when we run fingerprints through the system, it'll tell us who they really are or if they've been arrested before," explained Capt. Bob Cynova, "and it's immediate."

Wheeler added, "I think it's a great tool for us. I think it's a big asset for us."

And, livescan information can be transferred to the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI.

The Kansas City and St. Louis police departments have used livescans for the past four years.

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