Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deploys NEC’s Biometric System
Monday, March 19, 2018 | Comments

NEC Corp. of America (NEC) announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) switched over and is using NEC’s Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS).

Managed by the Los Angeles County Regional Identification System (LACRIS) Unit, the new NEC MBIS serves criminal identification needs for the largest sheriff’s department in the world; the third-largest police agency in the United States, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD); and 45 additional police departments in Los Angeles county. LACRIS integrates 164 remote LiveScan systems and 76 digital latent workstations into MBIS. The deployment is one of the largest criminal biometric identification implementations in the world, interfacing to numerous state and federal databases, including the California Department of Justice and the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system.

The system supports fingerprint, palm print, face and iris biometrics modalities while it is capable of modalities including voice, not all capabilities are used by LACRIS. In the first seven days of operation, the new NEC system uncovered 107 hits (matches of open cases with known offenders), including two cold case homicides, all of which have the potential to lead to suspect arrests and case closure.

“We are excited to see this state-of-the-art MBIS solution in operation,” said Lt. Derek Sabatini of LASD. “The criminal identifications are processing back faster and more efficient, both in the jails and with mobile identifications. This allows us to make the county of Los Angeles safer for our citizens and our officers.”

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