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Automated Fingerprint Identification System

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $40,204)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of the city of Bozeman and Gallatin County will use JAG funds in the amount of $23,910 to purchase a fully-integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The AFIS system will be used equally by detectives from both agencies. The stand-alone desktop system will give local law enforcement access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's fingerprint database which consists of several million sets of latent finger and palm prints. The AFIS system will significantly increase efficiency of processing fingerprints and enhance the Departments' ability to identify offenders. The city of Bozeman will serve as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: August 25, 2010