Electronic fingerprint system has solved 63 cases – Crime Chief

Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday revealed that the implementation of the US-funded Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) has already assisted in the solving of 63 open cases.

Speaking prior to the formal launching of the AFIS, which was held at the Criminal Investigation Department, Eve Leary, he said that the system has helped solve three murders, 53 break and enter and larceny, three simple larceny and four robberies under arms.

US Ambassador Brent Hardt stated that the formal launch of the AFIS culminated a year-long initiative to enter fingerprint cards into a searchable electronic database. The AFIS was handed over as part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) which began in 2010 to advance and promote public safety and security in the region.

Hardt stated that “the new centralized, high quality digital database means that records will never degrade  …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.