Biometric Identification Unit

AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) AFIS has the ability to store and compare fingerprints of individuals that are booked into the county jail.


The BSO Biometric Identification Unit (BIU) is responsible for the positive identification of inmates, suspects, defendants and citizens through fingerprint analysis. The unit operates the k Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to identify inmates during the Central Intake booking, releasing and sexual / criminal registrant processes. The local AFIS is integrated with the State and National databases, increasing the number of positive identifications and incarceration accuracy. The unit also provides the Courts, State Attorney and Law Enforcement with the ability to accurately associate individuals with charges, crime scenes and records.

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