Digitalization of Police Investigation in West Africa

  • Criminal investigation
  • Guinea
  • Criminal investigation
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Before

  • Paper-based suspect enrollment of biometric cards
  • 7500 criminal record cards in database
  • Small task force trained to analyze and Catalog fingerprints
  • Hours to identify suspects using fingerprints

After

  • Fully digitized suspect enrollment and database
  • 5000 new criminal record cards in 1 month
  • Procedure can easily be learned by any Police officer
  • Suspect identification via fingerprint recognition reduced to seconds

Need to speed up the identification of suspects

La police technique et scientifique in Conakry, Guinea, is the only police department in the entire country with a limited number of forensic experts trained to collect latent prints, enroll, analyze and catalog fingerprints.

Since the identification of suspects from fingerprints was paper based and performed manually by a forensic expert, the process took considerable time which could affect criminal investigations. Moreover, the criminal police fingerprint database was rather small, amounting to only 7,500 records.

  • Paper based fingerprint database

    Improve the process of collecting, analyzing and matching fingerprints

  • Limited number of forensic experts

    Increase the number of police officers able to collect finger and latent prints

  • Small criminal police fingerprint database

    Expand the national criminal register database to aid in criminal investigations

Deploy a multimodal criminal ABIS

After a thorough analysis of the Guinea criminal investigation process, our team deployed a customized Automated Biometric Identification System for criminal investigations using fingerprint, palm print and facial biometrics. Starting with digitizing their paper archive, 7500 paper fingerprint record cards were also digitally migrated into the new ABIS database. Live enrollment was introduced, making the enrollment procedure much easier, accurate and faster.

With a powerful and easy-to-use user interface for adjudication of latent prints, forensic experts were able to quickly perform a side-by-side analysis of potentially matching fingerprints. The criminal case management module allowed Guinea’s police force to search and identify connections between biometric evidence from different crime scenes and court exhibit creation. Innovatrics experts also provided training sessions on how to efficiently use ABIS for their intended purposes from day 1.

  • Multimodal ABIS for criminal investigation

    Deploy a multimodal criminal ABIS for fingerprint, palmprint and face identification

  • Digitize existing database

    Digitize existing records from paper cards by a more efficient system of enrollment, adjudication and case management

  • Train the police force

    Obtain the necessary tools for easy knowledge sharing and training

Quickly enroll and identify suspects

The National Police of Guinea can now quickly identify criminals by their fingerprints using digital tools. Along with digitizing their paper files, ABIS also enables them to enroll new records into the database significantly faster through dedicated fingerprint scanners.

The procedure can easily be learned by any police officer, solving the problem of a limited number of trained officials in the Guinea police force.

The ABIS adjudication tool shortened the time needed for identification from hours to seconds. On top of that, any new fingerprint loaded into the ABIS is immediately checked against existing records, instantly notifying the user of potential matches in open cases.

  • Fully digitized suspect enrollment and identification

    Fully digitized suspect enrollment and database, reducing the time to identify suspects using fingerprints to seconds

  • 5000 new criminal record cards

    5000 new criminal record cards in just 1 month compared to 7500 record cards collected in years

  • More accessible biometric evidence

    Easy-to-learn procedure for a quick and smooth police officer training

“This system allows us to make police work extremely more efficient. The accuracy of biometrics allows us to prevent judicial errors and will greatly help us in administering justice.”
General Director of the National Police in Guinea
Abdoul Malick Kone

The power of efficient biometric algorithm

Criminal Case Management as an Effective Tool against Crimes

Innovatrics Criminal case management aids the Guinea police force in readily establishing connections between biometric evidence from different crime scenes and court exhibit creation to expedite criminal investigation procedures.

Easy Analysis of Matching Fingerprints via Adjudication Tool

The adjudication of latent prints helps forensic experts in reliably performing a side-by-side analysis of potentially matching fingerprints. Through this tool, the police can annotate matches, accurately measure their sizes, compare partial latent fingerprints, and others.

Enrollment from Paper Cards for a Fully Digital Database

Any piece of information can make a difference in crime solving. Obtaining data from paper to digital can make any database more efficient. Our technology can easily and quickly enroll paper fingerprint record cards into the new ABIS system.