Law enforcement officers are turning to biometric technology in the field for identifying the suspects. The police are using biometric tech that uses fingerprints, DNA, facial features, irises and tattoos to identify the people. These biometric scanners have got more portable as its size and cost have reduced over the years. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published the report about the use of biometric device by California police.
The report suggests that the law enforcements officers are using these scanners more widely than you think. Police at several departments uses fingerprint reader and they are also getting their grip on face reorganization tech. The County Sheriff department of Los Angeles uses tattoo recognition tech while some other police departments are looking for iris scanning.
According to the report, this is not the complete list as of now, as still few departments like San Francisco and LAPD are working on the information request of EFF. The report also suggests that some others can’t find the disclosable records of what they are using.
The report also added that San Bernardino, Bakersfield and Sacramento have not said anything. But this may still give you some really helpful info if you are worried about the routine police checkup. For more details click on the EFF published report.