NY Law Enforcement Upgrades Fingerprinting Technology

police-officer-1The Sheriff’s Department in Franklin County, New York won $10,000 to update the county jail’s fingerprinting process. The state has spent over $1 million this year to replace or upgrade outdated fingerprint technology, which is an integral part of the investigation of crime, to make sure police departments can properly conduct fingerprint analyses. The grant money allocated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services has allowed county sheriffs and police departments to buy essential fingerprinting equipment that can identify criminal histories in minutes. Future funds may be a possibility for annual fingerprint-related purchases, but the current funding will make a huge improvement in the accessibility of reliable fingerprinting technology to these police departments.