Police to use state of the art finger print identification device

source: Standay Standard
by Reuben Pitse
31.05.2009

In about four months time, the Botswana police will introduce a new device, the MorphoRapID, which is able to make on the spot identification quicker and easier.

The purpose of the device is “to quickly check the identity (fast identification) of a person using one or two index fingerprints”.

The man behind the multi million pula project predicts that the small device will increase the apprehending and arrest of wanted criminals.

Interviewed by Sunday Standard, Assistant Commission Lesetedi said, “If things proceed according to our plans, the device will be introduced at various police stations by the end of September this year.”

Lesetedi said that the devise will be used either at road blocks, randomly or [continue reading]



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