AZDPSArizona Deparment of Public Safety
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Under the terms of the agreement, AZDPS will leverage IWS Biometric Engine to conduct facial recognition searches on a copy of all driver license images from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) contained in the AZAFIS/MPI Subsystem.
Expanding the use of biometrics at AZDPS further confirms that biometric technology streamlines traditional, labor intensive investigative procedures, making it an ideal tool for law enforcement.
Since the installation of the statewide system in 1998, other Arizona agencies to purchase CCS systems and gain access to the AZDPS central database capability include: Tucson Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Gilbert Police Department, Pima County Attorney's Office, Chandler Police Department, Tempe Police Department, Arizona Department of Corrections and the Phoenix office of the FBI.
Raul Garcia, AZDPS spokesman, said, The electronic processing method will potentially cut away three to four weeks of processing time.