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AFIS Palm Print Upgrade/Mobile IDcheck Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $600,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Fort Wayne Police Department will replace their current Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) which does not have palm print identification or mobile identification scanning capabilities. This purchase is the final segment of the total Fort Wayne AFIS System Upgrade. A number of Mobile IDcheck fingerprint readers, and the related software, will be distributed to the Fort Wayne Police Department as well as other area criminal justice agencies that utilize the Fort Wayne AFIS database. Crime laboratory personnel will train and certify law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in the proper use of Mobile IDcheck reader devices and software. The AFIS Coordinator will be responsible for all performance measures that are applicable to the project and will oversee implementation of the Mobile ID project.


Date Created: August 16, 2010