Rapid and Reliable Identification. Anywhere, Anytime.
DataWorks Plus understands the obstacles that Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice agencies face when attempting to identify an individual. For example, when making a traffic stop officers have traditionally identified people by checking ID cards such as a driver’s license, running a vehicle’s tag number through a database, and may have simply relied on the individual providing their true identity. However, a vehicle may have been stolen, the ID card presented to the officer may be fraudulent, and suspects you are looking are not likely to provide their true identity. DataWorks Plus’ SAF-ID (also known as RAPID-ID) is an extremely fast and accurate solution that uses advanced fingerprint matching techniques to provide positive identification of an individual. We designed SAF-ID so that agencies can quickly and objectively identify individuals at any given time or place, even when no other source of identification is available. Several agencies nationwide have already experienced the benefits of SAF-ID, including the Florida Highway Patrol, who has obtained the SAF-ID/RAPID-ID software and over 1,600 devices from DataWorks Plus to become its new standard in identification technology.
DataWorks Plus has developed three state-wide solutions using SAF-ID. You can read more about these at the bottom of this page or by clicking on the links below:
The following YouTube video shows how DataWorks Plus has worked with Wake County CCBI to install and train their officers on how to use RAPID-ID. RAPID-ID has helped CCBI to correctly and quickly identify individuals at car crashes, routine traffic stops, and at arrests. CCBI uses wireless RAPID-ID devices so they can identify individuals in the field. The fingerprints are captured and sent to CCBI's arrest fingerprint database and the results are returned within seconds providing the officer with a photograph and information on the individual. This has improved officer safety and productivity by allowing them to quickly know who they are dealing with.
How SAF-ID / RAPID-ID Works:
With SAF-ID, an officer can scan a person’s finger on a mobile scanning device and the system will automatically search a database for a positive match. The officer will be notified within seconds if any positive matches have been found, and any data concerning that individual found in the database can be viewed. The results displayed will be configured to meet an agency’s exact needs and can include data such as criminal history, warrant information, mugshot images, and even whether DNA is on file for the individual. Not only does SAF-ID serve as a more objective and reliable identification system than traditional methods, but it improves an agency’s efficiency, safety, and ability to perform daily operations.
Advanced Investigative Tools:
Whether you are trying to verify or discover the identity of an individual, SAF-ID can be configured to accomplish the job quickly and objectively. By performing a one-to-one (1:1) fingerprint search, an individual’s live fingerprint capture is compared against a fingerprint that is stored in the database for that individual. The officer will know in seconds if the person is or is not who they claim to be. By performing a one-to-many (1:N) fingerprint search, the live fingerprint capture is compared against all fingerprints stored in the database in order to check for positive matches. Any hit results will be displayed immediately for the officer to view. Not only does this allow objective identification when no other identification method is available, but it will also allow officers to see all records tied to the individual, even if multiple names or aliases have been listed.
If an individual has a pre-existing record, SAF-ID will locate it. This powerful investigative tool will greatly cut operational costs for your agency by saving valuable time and resources and will allow your agency to perform actions that would otherwise be impossible.
SAF-ID is beneficial wherever positive ID may be required such as in the field, at an evacuation shelter, in the court room, or in the jail. SAF-ID is portable, so you can take it with you anywhere that positive identification is needed. Below are some examples of where SAF-ID is already being used:
Positive ID at booking and release
Positive ID in the court room
Positive ID at traffic stops
Positive ID prior to serving a warrant
Positive ID of victim at a crime scene
Sexual offender registration
Medical examiner's office, medical history
Watch-list of high priority suspects
Mobile applications for positive ID in the field
With SAF-ID, officers can enroll individuals into your database from any location using mobile devices. Depending on your hardware of choice, enrollment data can include Global Position System (GPS) data, fingerprints, facial images, demographic data, and images of scars, marks, and tattoos (SMT). This saves a tremendous amount of time and resources when recording an individual’s information during routine operations. Once all necessary information has been captured by the officer, the data is sent electronically to your agency’s database. The SAF-ID database can enroll any data type from the following sources:
Existing live scan devices
Existing NIST archive
Single finger scanner
Fully Customizable Solution:
SAF-ID is scalable to meet system performance requirements for any size agency. From a few hundred matches per second to hundreds of thousands of matches per second, SAF-ID can be configured to meet your specific needs and budget. SAF-ID is also fully compatible with the best quality fingerprint scanners that are available on the market, including USB scanners that will connect a computer and wireless and Bluetooth® devices that are deployed for mobile applications. DataWorks Plus will work with your agency to determine the best scanner model that suits your unique needs.
SAF-ID seamlessly integrates with the following DataWorks Plus products:
LiveScan Plus: By combining SAF-ID with LiveScan Plus, you can use the identification functionality of SAF-ID from any live scan workstation. SAF-ID will be able to see if an individual has previously been booked into the system. This has proven especially useful in jail environments for inmate booking, transport, and release by speeding up the process and eliminating redundant data entry.
NIST Manager Plus: By combining SAF-ID with NIST Manager Plus, all fingerprint data enrolled into your SAF-ID database will be sent to your NIST archive as well. Additionally, all fingerprint records from your NIST archive will automatically be contributed to your SAF-ID database for more in-depth fingerprint searches and up-to-date results with SAF-ID.
Digital PhotoManager: By combining SAF-ID with Digital PhotoManager, SAF-ID will enhance your booking process. During inmate booking, transport, and release, SAF-ID can verify an individual’s identity and find if any previous bookings of the individual are recorded within the system. This increases the speed of booking and eliminates redundant data entry.
SAF-ID can also interface with your agency’s current live scan devices, existing NIST archives or AFIS. DataWorks Plus will help determine the most efficient and cost effective methods to interface your systems’ hardware and software together. This protects your investments and maximizes the overall value of SAF-ID to your agency.
Texas SAF-ID TXMID
SAF-ID TXMID (Texas Mobile Identification) includes mobile hardware and software to capture and submit fingerprints to the Texas Department of Public Safety for biometric identification of a suspect. TXMID uses a central server approach. Agencies can purchase mobile devices that will be registered to their agency. Fingerprints captured with the mobile devices will be submitted to the central server. The submission will automatically be emailed to the TX DPS State AFIS and also to RISC. The results from the AFIS and RISC will be sent back separately to the central server and then back to the device.
Currently, there are more than 2,800 RAPID-ID devices from DataWorks Plus being used in Florida. Each agency that participates in the Florida RAPID-ID has their own RAPID-ID transaction controller which accepts submissions from the mobile devices. The transaction controller then submits the fingerprints directly to the State AFIS. All fingerprint search results are then returned to the mobile device. If there is a match, then the criminal history and mugshot will be available. Florida's RAPID-ID also submits directly to RISC and the results are returned to the RAPID-ID clients and devices.
DNA Confirmation is also available for Florida RAPID-ID . With Florida's RAPID-ID, you can confirm the presence of DNA records for an
individual. RAPID-ID will allow you to scan the fingerprints and search to
see if the DNA is already on file. If there is DNA on file, then no DNA
will need to be taken and no forms submitted. If there is a positive
identification of the individual, but no DNA on file, then you can
download all of the demographic data to eliminate data entry. A 2D
barcode can then be printed with the embedded data to attach to
the DNA packet.
RAPID-ID eliminates the need for handwritten forms and duplicated
submissions of an individual’s DNA. With RAPID-ID, you will never
submit a duplicated DNA sample again.
Florida's RAPID-ID is not only used by the highway patrol, but is also used at jail entry and exit for positive ID. Please see the Florida RAPID-ID for Jails brochure for additional information.
Georgia's RAPID-ID uses a central server that all agencies' mobile devices submit to. The central server submits the fingerprints from the mobile devices to the State AFIS. The results are then sent to the mobile device that originated the search. DataWorks Plus provides the fingerprint matching service.
The local agency can log into the server's transaction monitor to view reports and fingerprint history. All activity for the mobile devices can be searched and displayed. Administrators can view transactions from any agency they have been given access to. Transaction history will display the date/time, status, results, source, device ID, device type, agency, user, and contributing agency. If a match occurred, then the name, sex, race, and SID will be displayed as well. Administrators can view the fingerprint images, which helps to ensure that the mobile devices are being used correctly.