New Fingerprint Machine for County Police

scanner.JPG Lt. John V. Byrd of the Fairfax County police shows off the new mobile automated fingerprint identification system at Fairfax police headquarters last week. (Tom Jackman)

Called by one local law enforcement officer potentially "the most effective tool for police since the two-way radio," the Automated Fingerprint Identification System enables county police to scan a suspect's fingerprints at a crime scene and find any matches on file within 30 seconds. Read all about it here in today's Fairfax Extra.

By Focus on Fairfax |  December 6, 2007; 11:55 AM ET  | Category:  Public Safety
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