Sheriff’s Office Uses New ID Technology
The San Joaquin, CA, Sheriff’s Department has deployed a “LiveID” device that enables sheriffs in the field to check on a suspect’s ID by inputting a fingerprint to check records in the local database.
San Joaquin Sheriffs have found LiveID helpful in handling suspects who give false identification or use someone’s else ID. In addition, the local jail has an anchored LiveID device for processing each suspect who enters or leaves.
The Tracy Police Department in California plans to test the use of digital recording video systems from four different vendors in order to award a contract for installing video into their vehicles. The devices will be useful for collecting evidence, in training, and for safety issues, says a Tracy Police representative.
In other technology news, the California Highway Patrol recently purchased approximately 100 advanced speed-detection devices known as LIDARS, which can detect the speed of a car from 1,000 feet away. LIDARS use a reflected infrared laser, and they can also be used for drawing diagrams of an accident scene without having to physically mark the road.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from Inside Bay Area (CA); 03/01/07; Martinez, Mike.