Law Enforcement Online Announces Creation of National Dental Image Repository
Law Enforcement Online has announced the creation of the National Dental Image Repository (NDIR) site. The site will be an image repository for dental images related to Missing, Unidentified, and Wanted persons’ records housed in the National Crime Information Center.
Law enforcement agencies can submit encoded information from the dental records of Missing, Unidentified, and Wanted persons to NDIR, which will compare the submitted information to the current records and generate a list of potential matches.
The new site is a much faster way of comparing dental records, which was quite time-consuming because the inquiring agency had to contact the agency with the potential matching record to obtain information, and retrieve and review physical copies of dental records.
NDIR provides direct access to digital images of dental records and allows law enforcement agencies to upload supplemental dental images, eliminating the need to contact the original agency and retrieve physical records.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from Sheriff (02/07); Vol. 59, No. 1, P. 12; Koestner, Lesley G.