Automated Fingerprinting System to Arrive in Island This Month

There is little doubt that having an accurate database of finger prints is important to any law enforcement agency. Apparently, Jamaica is just now obtaining the ability to make this happen.

The investigative capacity of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is being boosted with the acquisition of Automated Palm and Fingerprint Identification System (APFIS) for the Fingerprint Bureau.

The machine, which is being purchased from Sagem SA of France at a cost of US$3.61 million, is to be shipped by December 15 and is expected to arrive in the island by late December.

Sagem SA, the manufacturer of APFIS, is involved in the production of consumer electronics, defence and communications systems. The company is expected to develop and install the system and train members of the Fingerprint Bureau in its use. [Read the rest]

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