Biometrics have been used in law enforcement for over 150 years, and are increasingly vital to the ability of police agencies around the world to identify criminals and bring them to justice.
Biometrics have expanded far beyond the traditional fingerprints collected at booking stations. Police now do rapid ID checks in the field with mobile devices, confirming identities without the need to bring suspects into a station. Use of face, iris, and other biometrics has brought a new level of sophistication to gathering and confirming evidence, greatly enhancing the confidence in justice systems.
Most common biometric modalities used in law enforcement: