LIHUE, Hawaii -- The Kauai County Police Department, Hawaii installed an integrated fingerprint-mug shot capture system that will enable Kauai County officers to capture digital mug shot images and rolled or plain finger and palm prints from a single booking station.

Under the terms of the agreement, SAGEM will license and incorporate ImageWare's image capture technology into its ILS2 livescan station.

The police department will also install ImageWare's investigative solutions for law enforcement, which will enable them to search and retrieve criminal data, and create photo line-ups and mug books once suspects are booked. This implementation eliminates the need for multiple capture stations and redundant data entry while streamlining the booking and investigative processes and complying with standards of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

All images that are captured will be stored in a central repository of mug shots and data hosted by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center on the island of Hawaii. The center implemented ImageWare's complete digital booking, investigative and identification software in 2001 and has expanded the system throughout other islands in Hawaii, including the Hawaii Police Departments at Hilo and Kona. These departments can share critical investigative data and expedite the booking and investigative processes.

Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor