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Cape Coral Forensic Improvement Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $98,043)

The Cape Coral Police Department Forensic Unit is seeking funding to acquire a latent expert workstation and to extend the scope of Department’s forensic accreditation certification to include the discipline of latents.

Acquiring a latent expert workstation with the interface and connectivity to the county and state automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) systems, with the same operating system, will streamline the fingerprint process not only for the Department but at the county and state level as well.

The system will increase the Department’s ability to search tens of millions of prints over the current searchable database of 200,000 prints. It will reduce the burden of manual copying of fingerprint cards on personnel. It will provide an avenue for the Department to add thousands of latent cards into AFIS electronically,
without burdening the county or state. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 21, 2018