Automated Fingerprint Identification System
The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) provides enhanced fingerprint identification services to the criminal justice entities within the county. AFIS staff fingerprint and identify inmates booked into county jails. Wanted or dangerous offenders are identified prior to release, even if they provide false names to evade outstanding warrants. Staff also recovers latent fingerprints and palm prints from major crime scenes, to identify criminals. The program includes technology that makes it possible to collect and match prints. Overall, AFIS aids in solving crimes and contributes to the safety of citizens and officers.