Software tool to match crime scene fingerprints with suspects

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The advanced analysis software tool has the ability to compare fingerprints from crime scenes to fingerprints of suspects, which is a huge boost for the RSIPF in their fingerprint identification process and active investigations. .

The Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) is now equipped with a software tool to match fingerprints from crime scenes to suspects.

The Forensic Comparison Software (FCS) Electronic Fingerprint Comparator was funded and donated by the Pacific Regional Police Development Program (PPDP-R) of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to forensic medical services. of the RSIPF within the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID).

The advanced analysis software tool has the ability to compare fingerprints from crime scenes to fingerprints of suspects, which is a huge boost for the RSIPF in their fingerprint identification process and active investigations. .

The tool was made possible through consultation and assistance from the Pacific Forensic Working Group (PFWG), RSIPF, the International Forensic Engagement Team (IFE), and AFP through its partnership with the RSIPF – the RSIPF-AFP Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP).

AFP forensic advisors under RAPPP are helping RSIPF forensic officers use this new tool to improve their fingerprint matching, create lasting change (at no ongoing cost) and develop standardization of the fingerprinting process. comparison that will enable forensic interoperability between Pacific nations.

“AFP is pleased to help the RSIPF strengthen its interoperability with our regional law enforcement partners. We have many police programs in the region and by working together we can strengthen the results of the police for our region,” said AFP commander for RAPPP, Paul Osborne.

In the design of the RAPPP, one of its priorities is to improve the work of the RSIPF in forensic science to support better investigative results. The RAPPP helps to improve capacity in the priority areas of the RSIPF by supporting its current and future needs in line with the Solomon Islands Government’s policy priorities for law enforcement and national security in the Solomon Islands from 2021 to 2025.

The RAPPP underpins the shared vision and commitment of the RSIPF and AFP Commissioners in providing a policing capability focused on delivering high quality policing operations and services to Solomon Islands communities.

RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau issued a strong warning saying, “RSIPF is now equipped with this advanced forensic capability to arrest those in our community who break the law. With this new ability, we will find you. Together with AFP, as part of RAPPP, we will continue to build our forensic capacity to serve and uphold the law.”

Source: RSIPF Media

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